Assessing the Effectiveness of Climate Resilience Grants to Local Governments in Least Developed Countriesby Ayesha Dinshaw and Colleen McGinn - June 2019
Building resilience to increasingly intense climate change impacts requires effective, urgent adaptation action at the local level. While much progress has been made within the international and national arenas, efforts to successfully implement adaptation at the subnational level remains uneven...
by Niranjali Manel Amerasinghe, Joe Thwaites, Gaia Larsen and Athena Ballesteros - March 2017
Multilateral climate funds play a key role in using public finance to help drive the economic and societal transformation necessary to address climate change. There is growing pressure for policymakers to make the architecture of funds more effective and coherent. This report examines seven key...
Promoting Social Accountability in Adaptation Financeby Pieter Terpstra, Annaka Peterson Carvalho and Emily Wilkinson - December 2015
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...
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 I. 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.