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10 things to know about climate finance in 2017


Written by Charlene Watson, Neil Bird

In order for countries to meet the rapidly increasing demand to adapt and mitigate climate change, they need knowledge of and access to flows of climate finance.

This booklet of infographics breaks down the 10 things you need to know about climate finance in 2017, from the amount approved to where there are gaps and what sector specific action has been taken. These infographics are produced using data from the world’s only comprehensive public climate finance commitment tracker: Climate Funds Update.

Infographic: $2 billion climate finance approved in 2017
Infographic: There is a gap between national needs and climate finance
Infographic: Climate funds have strengthened their support for small island developing states
Infographic: Asia and the Pacific receive over a quarter of approved funds
Infographic: Climate funds' spending in the water sector remains limited
Infographic: REDD+ spending slows but green climate fund support is promising
Infographic: National and regional institutions make up over half of Green Climate Fund implementing entities
Infographic: Climate funds are supporting climate action by small businesses
Infographic: Tracking of non-climate aligned flows is increasing
Infographic: Initiatives supporting a sustainable financial system are growing
Charlene Watson, Neil Bird and Liane Schalatek