Digital technologies for an inclusive, low-carbon future that puts people first
Many of the same long-standing issues that underpin the climate and development ﬁnance space impede the use of technology in climate finance. Solutions and pilots show promise but are built out in parallel rather than forming an integrated, human-centric approach that can effectively reach the local level.
In this briefing, we consider how digital technology can facilitate climate ﬁnance in a way that delivers more human-centric and better-targeted funds, empowering local communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change and protect their environment through their actions.
We give an overview of the pattern of technology development to date and explore potential pathways to change, closing with recommendations for developing a bottom-up, integrated approach to digital technologies to help bring about an inclusive, low-carbon future.
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