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...
Perspectives on Policy and Regulationby Alex Doukas and Athena Ballesteros - June 2015
This is the second in a series of three briefs, Keys to Achieving Universal Energy Access. These studies are based on interviews and desk research, as well as two workshops held by WRI and the DOEN...
by Michael Westphal, Athena Ballesteros, Jennifer Morgan and Pascal Canfin, Senior Advisor on Climate to WRI - 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....
Assessing Principles of Sustainable Development and Governance in the World Bank's Project Plans...by Clifford Polycarp, Milap Patel and Joonkyung Seong - April 2014
As the challenges facing the world—from economic uncertainty and political unrest, to the increasingly severe impacts of a changing climate—have grown, the World Bank is seeking to reinvent itself and help its developing member countries address these challenges.
To understand the World...
Reporting on a Series of Three Workshopsby Dennis Tirpak, Louise Helen Brown and Athena Ballesteros - March 2014
This working paper reports on a series of three regional workshops in which participants from governments in Latin America, Africa and Asia reflected on the main technical, policy, and capacity challenges to monitoring climate finance, and exchanged experiences on efforts that are under way in...
Making the Green Climate Fund's Allocations Add Up to its Ambition...by Clifford Polycarp, Alex Doukas, Neil Bird and Maliheh Birjandi-Feriz - January 2014
This post is co-written with Neil Bird, Research Fellow in the Climate and Environment Program of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Maliheh Birjandi-Feriz, former WRI intern with the Sustainable Finance team.
This working paper examines the resource...
A Survey of Public and Public-Private Fund Models and Initiatives to Mobilize Private Investmentby Clifford Polycarp, Shally Venugopal, Tom Nagle and Andrew Catania - December 2013
WRI’s “Climate Finance” series—which includes a subseries on public financial instruments—tackles a broad range of issues relevant to public contributors, intermediaries, and recipients of climate finance—that is, financial flows to developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and...
Strengthening Country Ownership and Accountability in Accessing Climate Financeby Louise Helen Brown, Clifford Polycarp and Margaret Spearman - November 2013
This working paper explores the concepts of ownership and accountability in climate finance in detail, and draws on experiences from development effectiveness and more recent experience of...