Climate finance

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
People use the pavement on Boulevard Richard Lenoir, close to the Bataclan concert venue which was the focus of the Paris attacks on 13 November, 2015, to share messages of support, and hope (Photo: Gael_Lombart, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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There is much debate as to whether the Paris climate summit can deliver an adequate response to the challenge of climate change. In the wake of the tragedy of last Friday's attacks in the French capital, Andrew Norton pays tribute to France's efforts to secure an ambitious agreement and hopes for success
These houses on stilts in Mawa in Bangladesh are specially designed to be portable, so that they can be moved quickly in the event of a strorm. (Photo: BBC World Service Bangladesh, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Five-day course aims to enable government officials from developing countries to manage climate finance more effectively
This sewage treatment plant in Delawas, Jaipur, was funded by the Asian Development Bank. There are concerns omitting local people from decision-making processes can lead to climate funds not sufficiently representing local priorities (Photo: Asian Development Bank, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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As the Green Climate Fund meets to select projects for funding, is the current funding criteria prioritising a business as usual approach?

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