Last December in Paris, 195 countries came together and adopted a landmark agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement is significant for a number of reasons, not least of which is the direction it provides on climate finance. It is now clear that the world needs to align financing pathways with the Agreement’s long-term goals, strengthen national institutions that will implement climate activities, and increase...
The urgent imperative of tackling climate change is rarely associated with the dry science of budgeting and fiscal policy—but it should be. Director of WRI's Governance program Mark Robinson explains.
Even before the new international climate agreement is finalized, COP21 has accomplished a lot when it comes to cities, clean energy, business and more.
Experts explain how the Paris Agreement can send a strong signal that the most vulnerable countries will be supported, and that investors need to align portfolios for the inevitable zero-carbon future.
A new initiative launched in Paris this week demonstrates the growing recognition that action by financial institutions – both public and private – is necessary to begin shifting trillions of dollars toward low-carbon development.
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¿Cómo pueden los países en desarrollo acceder a fondos internacionales para combatir y adaptarse al cambio climático? Ésta es una de las más importantes interrogantes que se plantea en las negociaciones sobre el cambio climático en la COP21 y tal vez, un elemento crucial para concretar un acuerdo internacional.
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The table is set for an ambitious and equitable agreement. All the ingredients are there for success. Will ministers grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
A new report shows how civil society groups can track the flow of adaptation funds and ensure money is used productively.
Promoting Social Accountability in Adaptation Finance
Civil society has the power to make adaptation finance more transparent and accountable. The Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI) has developed a proven set of methods that civil society organizations can use to track the flow of adaptation funds and push their governments to...
The Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund are unique in that they provide climate finance directly to national institutions in developing nations. Here’s how countries can meet the Funds’ requirements to help finance mitigation and adaptation activities.