1. The principles and criteria of public climate finance – a normative framework
This Brief looks at the three sequential phases relating to the mobilization, administration and the disbursement of climate change funding. Taken together, they offer a minimum guiding framework for climate finance, based on the principles and criteria briefly examined here.
4. Mitigation finance
This Brief describes the funds that have been created by industrialized countries to finance emission reductions in developing countries and examines how these funds can work with private capital to secure the level of funding needed.
2012 - English (PDF, 514kb)
2012 - en español (PDF, 531kb)
2012 - en français (PDF, 518kb)
2011 - English (PDF, 174kb)
2011 - en español (PDF, 499kb)
2011 - en français (PDF, 497kb)
2010 - English (PDF, 101kb)
2010 - en español (PDF, 134kb)
7. Regional briefing: Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa is the region that has contributed the least to global greenhouse gas emissions but is the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. It is estimated that the total cost of Africa’s adaptation to climate change will be between $10-30 billion a year by 2030.
10. Gender and climate finance
This brief outlines some key principles and actions for making climate financing instruments more gender-responsive.
2012 - English (PDF, 255kb)
2012 - en español (PDF, 260kb)
2012 - en français (PDF, 269kb)
2012 - in Arabic (PDF, 449kb)
2. The evolving global climate finance architecture
5. REDD-plus finance
REDD-plus finance has received a lot of attention over the last years. This Brief describes the funding initiatives in support of this major international mitigation strategy and raises some ongoing challenges for the equitable delivery of climate finance.
8. Regional briefing: Asia-Pacific
Asia is the largest continent and has the world’s most expansive Ocean – the Pacific – on its margins. It is also the region that has received the most international climate funding, which so far has concentrated on supporting mitigation activities.
2013 - English (PDF, 352kb)
11. The design of the Green Climate Fund
This note describes the Green Climate Fund design process to date, and outlines key points of tension.
2013 - English (PDF, 186kb)
3. Climate finance thematic briefing - Adaptation Finance
6. Regional briefing: Latin America
This Brief describes international climate finance that is being channelled to countries in Latin America to fund national climate change actions. It looks at funding across the major themes of adaptation, mitigation and REDD-plus, as well as identifying the principal actors within the region.
2012 - English (PDF, 606.88kb)
2012 - en español (PDF, 622kb)
2012 - en français (PDF, 603kb)
2011 - English (PDF, 175kb)
2011 - en español (PDF, 455kb)
2011 - en français (PDF, 415kb)
2010 - English (PDF, 98kb)
2010 - en español (PDF, 133kb)
9. Regional briefing: Middle East & North Africa
The Middle East and North Africa is a region that is both vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and shares some responsibility for such change, as measured in terms of per capita emissions. International public sources that fund climate change projects in the region are extremely scarce.
2013 - English (PDF, 323kb)