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10 things to know about climate finance in 2016

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Smita Nakhooda, Charlene Watson

These infographics break down the numbers on climate finance, analysing data from the world’s only comprehensive public climate finance commitment tracker: Climate Funds Update.

They highlight the predicted increase of climate finance - thought to grow by 60% by 2020 - and the diversification of the financial instruments used to distribute funds. In addition, they outline the severe decrease in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) finance and draw attention to the gap between the available finance and the costs of climate related disasters. 


Infographic: public climate finance is predicted to grow by 60% in 2020
Infographic: multilateral climate funds approved $1.7 billion in 2016
Infographic: climate funds are diversifying the financial instruments they use
Infographic: climate funds have supported Morocco to become a renewable energy leader
Infographic: the costs of climate related disasters far exceed the available finance
Infographic: REDD+ finance has plummeted
Infographic: the Green Climate Fund approves over $1 billion
Infographic: disbursement of climate finance continued to grow in 2016
Infographic: mainstream financial institutions are waking up to climate risk
Infographic: the future we want must maximise the finance we have
Smita Nakhooda, Charlene Watson and Liane Schalatek