Climate finance

Officials on a climate finance course meet farmers in Bangladesh to learn about the benefits of solar irrigation pumps (Photo: ICCCAD, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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IIED's work on climate finance aims to generate evidence that can inform the design of funding mechanisms and ensure that funds can effectively reach the poor and vulnerable
On a field trip to Dhamrai, course participants learned about the typical costs for installing and operating solar irrigation pumps to provide off-grid irrigation. (Photo: ICCCAD, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Officials from six developing countries have completed a five-day training course in Dhaka on managing climate finance. The course is the first in a series of learning events designed to strengthen government capacities to access, manage and deliver national and international climate finance more effectively.
An image showing a group of women from Tongaradha village, Bangladesh, who saved more than 2,000 hectares of land and 500 households from flooding by rebuilding a 12km embankment and a 5km road. GCF money should be used for such innovative, community-driven projects in poor countries that will drive long-term change (Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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The 10th community-based adaptation conference culminated in Dhaka last week with a strong message to engage communities in climate change action. This implies a greater role for local governments and communities in determining how climate-related decisions are made
Makueni County: farmers in Kenya learn about crops for climate adaptation planning. Makueni was the first county to enact the new climate finance legislation (Photo: S.Kilungu/CCFAS, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Devolved powers are allowing communities greater access to climate finance in four counties in Kenya
 An Ethiopian government delegation learns about energy innovations in a climate smart village in Kenya. Ethiopia's government hopes to combine climate resilience with economic growth (Photo: CGIAR, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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New figures show an overall decline in aid to the world's Least Developed Countries, yet commitments made in Paris and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda call for more aid, not less
Angola aims to achieve its mitigation goals through the promotion of renewable energy, stabilisation of agricultural emissions, carbon sequestration from the forestry sector and other activities (Photo: jbdodane, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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A key issue dominating the landmark climate summit in Paris is that tricky subject of climate finance: who pays, how much, for what? Some elements of the global discourse on the sums required to tackle the urgent climate change threat seem to think there is a simple distinction to be drawn between choosing to spend money on climate or other development issues. But this simplistic rhetoric is damaging and puts lives at risk
The event was held in the Africa pavilion at the Paris climate summit (Photo: IIED)
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COP21 side event discusses how to unlock climate finance for developing countries
The entrance to Le Bourget, the venue for the UN climate talks (COP21) (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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A report by IIED has estimated the cost of all 48 Least Developed Countries implementing their post-2020 climate action plans to be around US$93 billion per year
More than 90 per cent of Malawians rely on rain-fed subsistence farming to survive. Increasingly variable weather patterns are reducing crop yields and eroding food security (Photo: ILRI/Mann, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan-based journalist and a member of IIED's Independent Expert Group spoke to Malawian negotiator Evans Njewa ahead of the Paris climate talks
A father and son record measurements from a rain gauge on their farm in Western Uganda. Changes in rainfall patterns could significantly impact rural populations (Photo: J. Recha/CCAFS, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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In the first of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris (COP21), Tracy Kajumba shares some of the challenges created by climate change in Uganda

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