Finance

The resources listed below will be changed from time to time and new material added.

Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2015

This report supports serious debate on key climate finance questions. It does this by drawing together data from numerous sources to give policymakers comprehensive information about the scale, key actors, instruments, recipients and uses of finance to support climate change mitigation and adaptation outcomes.

Date of publication: November 2015

Published by: Climate Policy Initiative

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Effective Green Financing: What have we learned so far?

This analysis draws out overarching lessons from case studies to inform policy makers, funders and investors, and developers of clean technology and climate resilient infrastructure. The case studies covered provide key insights into how risks and costs are allocated among climate change project actors in order to enable investment.

 

Date of publication: December 2012

Published by: Climate Policy Initiative

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Public Climate Finance: A Survey of Systems to Monitor and Evaluate Climate Finance Effectiveness

This paper presents the findings of a survey of the systems applied by a selection of eight multilateral and bilateral intermediaries (such as national development banks and agencies) to monitor and evaluate climate finance spending.

Date of publication: July 2012

Published by: Climate Policy Initiative

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Improving the Effectiveness of Climate Finance: Key Lessons

This paper summarises the findings from an extensive survey of various institutions to give an overview of existing climate finance practices. It draws on the lessons learned from development finance, the public and private activities of international financial institutions, and experience with market-based instruments. It focuses on mitigation and highlights key lessons for policy makers by addressing two key questions: (1) What makes climate finance effective, and (2) what tools, methods or systems might improve the effectiveness of climate finance?

Date of publication: November 2011

Published by: Brookings, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Environmental Defense Fund, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

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Monitoring Climate Finance and ODA

This World Bank discussion paper covers the challenges related to monitoring the many types and sources of official development assistance (ODA) to address climate change. Types of assistance and financial flows are very broad, and include both new instruments meant to address climate change as well as core development and investment finance that is being directed towards low-carbon solutions and adaptation.

Date of publication: December 2010

Published by: World Bank

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