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Sum of parts: making the Green Climate Fund's allocations add up to its ambition

This working paper examines the resource allocation approaches of 15 climate, environment and development funds, drawing on these experiences to understand how they might inform the design of the Green Climate Fund’s allocation system.

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FEATURE: Understanding climate change finance flows and effectiveness – mapping of recent initiatives: 2013 update

This paper provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis. [more]…

More than meetings: the way forward on climate finance

'At the COP 19 in Warsaw, Christiana Figueres sent governments back home with a command: 'Governments, and especially developed nations, must go back to do their homework so they can put their plans on the table ahead of the Paris conference'. [more]…

November podcast: Typhoon Haiyan, Warsaw climate change negotiations, budgeting in the real world

In this month's podcast we discuss what Typhoon Haiyan reveals about climate change, disaster preparedness and emergency response, assess the outcome of the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, and examine budgeting in the real world. [more]…

FEATURE: Options for including community resilience in the post-2015 development goals

This paper outlines the case for including resilience in the post-2015 development goals and explores the characteristics of a resilient community. It takes stock of existing proposals for including resilience in the post-2015 framework, and makes reco... [more]…

FEATURE: Audio interviews at COP19

Recorded at COP 19 climate change conference in Warsaw, ODI's Jonathan Tanner and Sam Barnard ask delegates to reflect on the climate change negotiations and any progress made thus far. Interviews feature: Former Irish President Mary Robinson, Stacy Swann from the World Bank, and ODI's Shelagh Whitley, among many others.

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OPINION: We came to Warsaw but we did not conquer: these climate change talks are not fit for purpose

'We cannot afford the inertia on display in Warsaw. Future generations will look at images of the devastated city of Tacloban in the Philippines. They’ll look at the evidence of climate science. And they’ll ask how we allowed a generation of political leaders to stand-by and do nothing. There is an alternative. But time is running out.'

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FEATURE: ten things to know about climate finance in 2013

This infographic explores the numbers on climate finance, offering an annual analysis of data from the world’s only comprehensive public climate finance commitment tracker – Climate Funds Update. In 2013, it finds that pledges through multilateral climate funds have fallen by 71% on last year, but Europe remains a leader.

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FEATURE: Climate finance - a few fundamentals for 2013

'Developed countries have provided finance to help developing countries respond to climate change through many different channels, including dedicated multilateral climate funds. The UNFCCC COP in Warsaw this week, it is hoped, will focus political att... [more]…

FEATURE: The plumbing of adaptation finance: accountability, transparency and accessibility at the local level

'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 deli... [more]…

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