Climate Finance

Public and private climate finance is a central means of implementation for ambitious adaptation and mitigation options. Through our interdisciplinary approach linking science and policy elements we assist stakeholders in developing successful strategies to shift investments towards sustainable development in line with internationally agreed temperature goals.
As part of our negotiation support we assist vulnerable countries in their efforts to implement innovative and transformative approaches for an institutional architecture that is responsive to their needs and circumstances.

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©Felix Fallasch / Copyright

Climate Finance is a key element of supporting ambitious action on climate change. We have been closely following the development of a new institutional architecture for international climate finance in the aftermath of Copenhagen. As part of our negotiation support delivered to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), we support negotiators in the UNFCCC and GCF negotiations with on-demand analysis and technical support on all areas of international climate finance. This enables them to formulate an integrated strategy in the implementation of the international climate finance architecture as part of the negotiations working towards a rapid implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Our expertise also includes the analysis and synthesis of technical information regarding the assessment of sources for long-term finance and comparative analysis of elements and options for the operationalization of the institutional climate finance architecture.
In order to facilitate efforts to advance the operationalization of the new climate finance architecture and provide space for informal discussions amongst negotiators and experts, we organize workshops and meetings in cooperation with government agencies, and non-governmental partners.

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The international agreement to limit CO2 in the atmosphere means that governments can no longer commit public funds or, for that matter facilitate private sector funding for carbon-intensive projects. Beyond funding issues there is a growing risk that these investments will create “stranded assets” as economies shift towards renewables. Laetitia De Marez, senior climate policy analyst at Climate Analytics Inc. in New York: “COP 21 was a clear signal to business that any investment in infrastructure has to be low carbon.”