What Counts: Tools to Help Define and Understand Progress Towards the $100 Billion Climate Finance Commitmentby Paul Bodnar, Jessica Brown (CPI) and Smita Nakhooda (ODI) - September 2015
This working paper, a collaboration with WRI, CPI and ODI, aims to make a positive contribution in the lead up to Paris by first unpacking the key variables Parties have emphasized in debates about “what counts”, and then proposing an approach to classifying climate finance that Parties could...
Creating a New Approach from the Ground Upby David Waskow, Wendi Bevins, Eliza Northrop, Laura Weatherer, Paul Joffe, Dr. Sonja Klinsky, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University and Robert Kutter, Founder, Kutter Consulting - June 2015
For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy.
A new approach is required to resolve this challenge. Building on the experiences of 23 countries, this report demonstrates...
by Michael Westphal, Athena Ballesteros, Jennifer Morgan and Pascal Canfin - June 2015
This paper contributes to the dialogue about what types of finance could count toward the $100 billion goal.
We analyze this question quantitatively by projecting various finance sources forward to 2020 to demonstrate the scenarios under which reaching the $100 billion goal is possible....
An Approach For Civil Society Organizations To Improve Accountability For Climate Change Adaptationby Pieter Terpstra and Annaka Peterson Carvalho, Senior Program Officer, Oxfam America - April 2015
A guide designed to help civil society organizations track climate change adaptation finance flows.
Tracking Adaptation Finance at the Subnational Levelby Pieter Terpstra, Emily Wilkinson (ODI), Alice Caravani (ODI), Nella Canales Trujillo (ODI), Smita Nakhooda (ODI) and Annaka Peterson-Carvalho (Oxfam America) - December 2014
This working paper explores local finance structures in Nepal, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia.
It highlights challenges and good practices in channeling funding to communities that are vulnerable to climate change.
Accountability, Transparency, and Accessibility at the Local Levelby Pieter Terpstra, Annaka Peterson Carvalho and Emily Wilkinson - November 2013
Adaptation is local but reaching the local level is not always easy. This paper explores the challenges of reaching the most vulnerable people with adaptation finance. It identifies opportunities for improvement and proposes a framework to assess delivery of adaptation finance focusing on...
Companies, Communities and Climate Changeby Samantha Putt del Pino, Eliot Metzger, Sally Prowitt, United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Oxfam - June 2011
This report makes the business case for private sector
adaptation to climate change in ways that
build the resilience of vulnerable communities
in developing countries.
Insurance as a Risk Management Tool for Climate Changeby Aarjan Dixit and Heather McGray - June 2009
This working paper aims to clarify the issues around insurance mechanisms designed to improve resilience among the poor to climate change impacts. We hope the analysis will inform the ongoing insurance discussions at the UNFCCC in the build up to the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen in...
Private Sector Adaptation in Southeast Asiaby Lauren Withey, Kirk Herbertson, Heather McGray, Karin Borgerson, Jacqui Dixon, Marie Morice, Richard Welford and Helen Roeth - January 2009
This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adept to climate change; learn what other are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present, and act on them.
Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentationby Manish Bapna and Heather McGray - November 2008
Note: This paper will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming book Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance?, by the Brookings Institution Press in 2009.