The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2012 identifies global climate finance flows of USD 364 billion in 2011. The private sector provided the majority of finance, mostly from developed countries. The public sector acted as a catalyst for private investment by providing incentives and concessional loans, as well as bilateral aid to developing countries. Public and private intermediaries, especially national development banks and commercial banks, played an important role in channeling as well as raising climate finance.
This document (PDF) is based on the dialogue generated at the Tela, Honduras workshop on climate finance. This document contains a summary of ideas and next steps to serve as a point of departure for the regional climate finance agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. These conclusions identify potential activities for improving national capacities, sparking regional exchange concerning key issues of effectively managing climate finance, and continuing dialogue with other regions regarding solutions and innovations adapted to local and national contexts.
This publication surveys the green growth landscape and makes the argument that greening growth is necessary, efficient, and affordable. It is critical to achieving sustainable development and mostly amounts to good growth policies. Obstacles to greening growth are political and behavioral inertia and a lack of financing instruments—not the cost of green policies as commonly thought. Green growth should focus on what needs to be done in the next five to 10 years to avoid getting locked into unsustainable paths and to generate immediate, local benefits.
In light of the benefits that the CDM can bring to lesser developed regions, the Nairobi Framework partners and others began funding technical support and capacity-building programmes for the CDM, particularly in Africa. The following document provides a short description of the most important financing and support opportunities available for CDM projects in Africa.
The paper presents a framework for understanding what it means to be “ready” to plan for, access, deliver, and monitor climate finance in a transformative way at the national level. The aim is provide policy-makers with an overall lens through which readiness and preparatory activities offered by a range of international, regional, and national partners can be organised.
The Report showcases the UNDP-GEF adaptation portfolio, focusing on both the principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures. The report highlights emerging achievements of UNDP-GEF initiatives around the world and explores the future of low-emission climate-resilient development.
This series of policy briefs provides an independent commentary on current themes associated with the international debate on climates finance. They are organised on specific issues (direct access, additionality), sectors (REDD+), or regions (sub-Saharan Africa).