Effective 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.

Accessing International Financing for Climate Change Mitigation (UNEP)

This guidebook is intended to address challenges in accessing climate finance and assist developing countries in speeding up the transfer, deployment, and diffusion of mitigation technologies, enabling to contribute to climate change mitigation and reduce climate change impacts while pursuing national development goals. Over 100 public and private funding sources are analyzed and their main features and application requirements and procedures presented. A general section provides guidance on how to prepare high quality project and programme proposals.  

Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development (World Bank)

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.  

CDM in Africa - Finance and Support (UNFCCC)

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.

State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012 (World Bank)

The total value of the carbon market grew by 11 percent in 2011, to $176 billion, and transaction volumes reached a new high of 10.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) according to a new report from the World Bank. The report, State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012, shows that this growth took place in the face of economic turbulence, growing long-term oversupply in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and plummeting carbon prices.

Readiness for Climate Finance (UNDP)

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.

Adapting to Climate Change (UNDP)

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.

Climate Finance Policy Briefs (ODI-Heinrich Boll)

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).

Climate Finance Fundamentals Series (ODI-Heinrich Boll)

This series of short, introductory briefing on various aspects of climate finance are designed for readers new to the debate on global climate change financing. In light of the fast pace of developments in climate finance, the briefs allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the quantity and quality of financial flows going to developing countries.

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