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Project Catalyst's 'Financial Architecture' The briefing paper proposes design criteria, mechanisms, and institutions necessary to build an effective architecture for climate finance. Updating previous Project Catalyst analysis this paper reflects the latest policy discussions. 2 August 2010 
UNFCCC, 'Framework Convention on Climate Change' The document presents an update of document FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/INF.1 which contains a compilation of pledges for emission reductions and related assumptions provided by Parties to date and the associated emission reductions. 2 August 2010 
Bretton Woods Project, 'Update on the Climate Investment Funds' The update summarises important developments and concerns about the CIFs, building on the previous update, published in March 2010. The governing sub-committees of the three Strategic Climate Fund programmes met in Washington in late June. Key issues relating to the Clean Technology Fund and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, a parallel fund, are also covered. 1 July 2010 
EDC 2020, 'Climate Finance and Europe: lost momentum and challenges ahead' The opinion paper discusses three critical issues that European governments face in delivering on international commitments. 1 July 2010 
Project Catalyst's 'Making Fast Start Finance Work' Project Catalyst's report gives insight into the sources, needs and uses of fast start finance for climate change in developing countries. 7 June 2010 
WRI's table of 'Climate Finance Pledges' WRI's latest summary of climate finance pledges put forward by developed countries for Fast Start Finance 5 June 2010 
Basline for Trust: Defining 'new and additional' climate funding IIED provide commentary on 'new and additional' finance for climate change 4 June 2010 
Climate Finance Policy Brief No.2 - Climate Finance Additionality: emerging definitions and their implications This paper explores how additionality has been defined by different political actors looking at the technical and political implications of these different definitions. It also analyses what the varying definitions require in terms of tracking and the measurement, reporting and verification of finance. 1 June 2010 
WRI, ‘Guidelines for Reporting Information on Climate Finance’  This paper discusses different ways to improve the current system for reporting and compiling information on public financing for climate change. Its goal is to help Parties to the UNFCCC develop robust reporting processes for climate finance. 31 May 2010 
World Bank, ‘Monitoring Climate Finance and ODA’ This Issues Brief examines the challenges of monitoring financial flows related to climate change. 31 May 2010 
Oxfam's 'Climate Finance post-Copenhagen' Discusses the state of play on climate change finance since Copenhagen 30 May 2010 
REDD+ Financing and Activities Survey This report is based on a REDD+ financing and activities survey that was sent to developing countries, developed countries, multilateral institutions, and large international organisations that provide on the ground support for REDD+ activities. Following the establishment of the interim REDD+ partnership at Oslo, countries intend to establish and maintain a voluntary, publicly available database of REDD+ financing, actions and results. The information presented collected through the survey process will provide an initial basis for this database, to be updated and expanded over time.  27 May 2010 
World Bank 'Making the Most of Public Finance for Climate Action' The briefing paper illustrates through a range of examples how public finance can catalyze climate action by piloting innovative ways to leverage both climate and development finance, such as combining resources and instruments to maximize synergies, exploring new opportunities to expand the scope for market mechanisms, and strengthening the capacity to facilitate access to resources and their effective use. 3 May 2010 
World Bank 'Beyond the sum of its part' The briefing paper considers six projects that use climate finance instruments (the Global Environment Facility, carbon finance, or the Clean Technology Fund) together with development finance to advance low-carbon development. It lays out a conceptual basis for how these resources can be fit together to reduce transaction costs, maximize synergies, and make a wider range of mitigation projects financially and economically attractive. 3 May 2010 
International Climate Finance: Principles for European Support to Developing Countries ODI authored report for the European Development Co-operation to 2020 Working Papers 6, May 2010 31 March 2010 
Where's the Money? The Status of Climate Finance post-Copenhagen The Heinrich Boll Foundation and ODI provide commentary on the status of climate finance pledges after COP15. 5 March 2010 
Copenhagen financial pledges This table created by WRI provides information on the financial pledges put forward developed countries for climate finance  1 February 2010 
IIED, 'Copenhagen’s climate finance: six key questions' The briefing paper addresses six questions on the Copenhagen’s climate finance promise. 1 February 2010 
Project Caralyst's 'Taking stock – the emission levels' The paper analyses the pledges made to the Copenhagen Accord against the achievement of a 450 ppm pathway, that is the path to stabilising greenhouse gasses to 450 parts per million in the atmosphere, yielding roughly a 40‐60% chance of limiting global warming to 2°C above pre industrial levels. 1 February 2010 
Counting the cash: Elements of a Framework for the Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Finance  This publication by WRI explores the main issues associated with the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of finance in the post-2012 climate regime. 30 December 2009 
SEI, 'Bilateral Finance Institutions and Climate Change: A Mapping of Climate Portfolios' This Working Paper maps the role of bilateral development banks in providing finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. 16 December 2009 
Adaptation Finance under a Copenhagen Agreed Outcome  This report presents options for overcoming obstacles and reaching an agreement on adaptation financing as part of a Copenhagen Agreed Outcome at COP 15 in Copenhagen in December, 2009. It submits that such an agreement on adaptation financing is in fact vital to reaching a post-2012 international agreement on climate change.  1 October 2009 
Stepping up international climate finance: A European blueprint for the Copenhagen deal  The European Commission working paper highlights that climate finance will essentially be a process of 'matching' concrete needs and proposals with the available financial support. The bottom-up approach relies on the country-driven design of policies and strategies for mitigation and adaptation at national level with the active participation of all concerned stakeholders.  7 September 2009 
SEI, 'Private sector finance and climate change adaptation' The briefing paper analyses the private sector as an important source of climate finance. Multilateral and bilateral development banks, for instance, issue generic bonds as a means of raising private finance from capital markets, some of which is then used to support projects that deliver climate change outcomes. However, the major focus of the private sector to date has been on supporting mitigation activities. 1 September 2009 
Gender and Climate Finance: Double Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development Climate change is real, it is happening already, and its impacts on people are not gender-neutral. As women and men have different adaptive and mitigative capabilities, a new study by the Heinrich Boell Foundation argues that the financing instruments and mechanisms committed to climate change activities need to take these gender-differentiated impacts into account in funds design and operationalization as well as concrete project financing.  1 June 2009 
Fairness in Global Climate Change Finance Financing for adaptation, mitigation and low-carbon sustainable development is a key building block for a new UN global climate agreement. The study "Fairness in Global Climate Finance", written by IPPR and commissioned by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, gives an overview of recent cost assessments and proposals for funding sources and mechanisms. 20 May 2009 
Doubling the Damage: World Bank Climate Investment Funds Undermine Gender and Climate Justice Based on the premise that “there will be no climate justice without gender justice,” and vice versa, this introductory paper by the Washington-based NGO Gender Action (with support by the Heinrich Boell Foundation) takes a preliminary look at climate change, gender justice and the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). The paper focuses specifically on the new World Bank Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), which necessarily implicate climate and gender justice debates.  15 May 2009 
Catalyzing Low Carbon Development? The Clean Technology Fund Working paper that summarizes key challenges and innovations associated with the Climate Investment Funds, particularly the Clean Technology Fund. It analyzes the first set of clean technology investment plans of developing countries seeking to access the Fund (Mexico, Turkey, and Egypt) and makes the case for greater emphasis on institutional capacity and governance within countries as part of these programs. 1 May 2009 
Assessing the alternatives: Financing climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries Report from Stamp Out Poverty that analyses new sources of funding for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.  1 May 2009 
The financing of the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Fund (GEEREF) Compilation of papers by the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Overseas Development Institute and the European Investment Fund on the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Fund (GEEREF). The papers analyse the potential benefits and risks stemming from the innovative nature of the fund. 7 April 2009 
The Reformed Financial Mechanism of the UNFCCC. Part I: Architecture and Governance This paper aims to develop an institutional architecture and governance structure for a Reformed Financial Mechanism (RFM) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that addresses the main concerns of Parties as articulated in their submissions to the UNFCCC and as compiled in the ‘Assembly Document’ of the AWG-LCA and other documents since the launch of the Bali Action Plan. 1 April 2009 
Financing the climate agenda: the development perspective This paper focuses on how international cooperation can assist mitigation and adaptation options in developing countries, and poses key questions for the institutions and instruments needed in a post-2012 climate change regime. 19 March 2009 
US Fiscal Year 2009 Spending Bill - Division H - State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs According to this bill, the US government will channel US$ 100 million to the USAID for programs and activities that reduce global warming. In addition, it shall donate US$ 10 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund, if the Global Environment Facility establishes more transparent mechanisms for project funding, reporting and local involvement. Furthermore, the US Congress decided to zero out the original pledge that the Bush administration had requested for the Clean Technology Fund (p. 195,196). 25 February 2009 
Rich nations failing to meet climate aid pledges Article in UK national newspaper, The Guardian, that uses information provided by this website to investigate how new funds to tackle climate change are affecting developing countries. 21 February 2009 
Press Release "Climate Investment Funds: Countries Identified For Scaled-Up Adaptation Funding" Communication released by the World Bank announcing the countries that have been invited to participate in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). 28 January 2009 
Financial support to developing countries for climate change mitigation and adaptation: is the EU meeting its commitments? IEEP study that analyses the EU role in financing mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.  28 January 2009 
EC Communication on Climate Change Communication issued by the European Commission detailing its proposals for a new global agreement to tackle climate change and how it could be financed. 1 January 2009 
UNEP, 'Energy Efficiency and the Finance sector' UNEP Finance Initiative sought to provide an evidence base on current lending activities in the energy efficiency space, as well as views on this issue through a survey among financiers. Identifying market activity and where market failure is occurring, from a finance and investment perspective, is critical in formulating appropriate policy responses from governments, as well as signaling how financial sector actors may move forward. 1 January 2009 
Principles for Delivering Adaptation Finance Briefing paper produced by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) that proposes a set of principles for delivering adaptation finance. 1 December 2008 
UNFCCC Technical Report on Investment and financial flows to address climate change Technical paper providing an update to the paper on investment and financial flows to address climate change which was published by the UNFCCC secretariat in 2007. 26 November 2008 
Innovative Finance to Climate Adaptation Policy brief authored by the Overseas Development Institute and commissioned by the OECD, that intends to be a short synthesis of the different existing proposals on climate change adaptation finance schemes. 1 November 2008 
Financing Adptation: Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation WRI paper that explores the opportunities and challenges involved in financing adaptation efforts indeveloping countries. 1 November 2008 
The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework Report produced by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Christian Aid, EcoEquity and the Stockholm Environment Institute, outlining a framework to support an emergency climate stabilization programme while, at the same time, preserving the right of all people to reach a dignified level of sustainable human development free of the privations of poverty. 1 November 2008 
Financing climate change policies in developing countries Compilation of briefing papers that assesses the financing initiatives in developing countries and their adequacy for meeting climate change objectives (in particular adaptation) and provides views and recommendations for the improvement of EU and international policy in this field. 1 July 2008 
New Finance for Climate Change  Report produced by Gareth Porter and researchers from ODI, commissioned by World Wildlife Fund US and the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America on the design and proliferation of new climate funds and their impact for the global environment finance architecture. 1 July 2008 
International Adaptation Finance: The Need for an Innovative and Strategic Approach Working Paper produced by Benito Müller as a background document for a Climate Strategies Project on Energy and Climate: Opportunities for the G8 Toyako Summit. 1 June 2008 
Compensating for Climate Change: Principles and Lessons for Equitable Adaptation Funding Discussion paper authored by ActionAid USA that assesses existing adaptation funding mechanisms according to a set of principles and explores alternative models for adaptation finance. 1 December 2007 
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