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With support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) this Guide focuses on adaptation, mitigation & development. It particularly looks at the relationship between climate change and other development sectors such as agriculture & food security, natural resource management, poverty & vulnerability, governance, health, gender, finance, & low carbon energy.
Making sense of climate finance - and why is it important?
Counting money
M. Henley / Panos Pictures
Evidence shows us that climate change has had, and will continue to have devastating impacts for many people around the world – but is enough being invested where it’s really needed? As people who are not experts in climate finance, it can be difficult to understand the nitty gritty of this area; it isn’t always clear as to what has been promised and whether these promises have become reality. The new Eldis Key Issues Guide to Climate Finance provides an overarching insight into some of the key issues and themes.

We have produced this guide in collaboration with the Climate Funds Update project. The authors have used relevant data and credible research from a rich range of diverse sources, including multimedia, to further support understanding of this complex issue.We are also excited to present a short five minute film where Alice Caravani talks through some of the key components of the guide. The film can be watched at the same time as interacting with the content of the guide itself.

Latest Documents

Assessment of the socioeconomic and environmental impact of hurricane Ivan on Jamaica | Publication | Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Planning Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica, 2004
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) made this assessment at the request of the Government of Jamaica in close cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the assistance of ...
Assessment of the socio-economic and environmental impact of tropical storm Gustav on Jamaica
Planning Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica, 2008
This report was prepared to document impact on affected population; estimate costs of damage and losses; identify geographically affected areas; and identify the financial priorities for rehabilitation and reconstruction. As at...
Community-based Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Know-How: Sharing knowledge from practices
M.J. Pacha / WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 2015
Community-based monitoring, reporting and verification (CMRV), is the involvement of local people in the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon stocks and other forest data. This approach to forest monitoring can potentially...
Issues in captive coal block development in India
Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2009
Given the high global demand for and the ever-rising price of oil and the abundance of comparatively inexpensive coal in their own region, India and China have long been heavily dependent on it as a source of energy to meet the needs ...
Challenges in solar power development in India
Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2011
Despite the fact that India has 300 days of sunlight annually on average, solar power plays an almost insignificant role in the Indian energy mix. What many fail to see is the technological, financial, institutional and structural com...
An introduction to greater Mekong subregional cooperation
C Vannarith / Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, 2011
Mekong region, one of the most important economic and strategic gateways in the region, has become the focus of cooperation, integration, and development in the context of Southeast Asian and East Asian regionalism. Greater Mekong Sub...
Climatescope 2013: new frontiers for low-carbon energy investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2014
Latin America and the Caribbean should be a natural home for clean energy investment. The region is blessed with exceptional natural resources, ready to be harnessed by photovoltaic, wind, geothermal and other clean energy technologie...
A new era in the fight against deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: opportunities to improve policy effectiveness
T. Gardner; J. Godar / Stockholm Environment Institute, 2014
The deforestation slowdown in the Amazon is one of the most important environmental success stories of recent decades, with an 83% decrease in the annual rate of deforestation from 2004 to 2012. This accomplishment has enabled Brazil ...
Providing collateral and improving product market access for smallholder farmers: a randomised evaluation of inventory credit in Sierra Leone
T. Suri; R. Glennerster; L. Casaburi; S. Kamara / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2013
Inter-seasonal fluctuation of agricultural prices is widespread throughout the developing world. Prices decrease during the harvest season due to the availability of large quantities of crop, while the prices increase in the lean seas...
Regional impact of the climate change: a CGE analysis for Turkey
H. Dudu; E.H. Cakmak / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The effects of climate change on the overall economy necessitate taking into account backward and forward linkages of agriculture; however, the number of studies that relate climate change to agricultural production in Turkey through ...
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