Mobilising money to where it matters

Helping initiate a positive shift in the quantity and quality of climate finance reaching the local level to support locally-led solutions that address climate change, poverty and biodiversity loss

Our nature finance work

Learn about IIED's efforts to transform nature for finance

Humankind and the natural world face an intertwined triple crisis of rising inequality, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, accompanied by a climate emergency. Only systemic change can tackle such complexity. 

Climate finance – money to help developing countries reduce emissions and adapt to climate change – is the ideal ‘lubricant’ to set this systemic change in motion. But IIED has shown that less than 10% of global climate funds prioritised local action between 2003 and 2016. 

IIED and its partners are working towards reimagining the current climate finance landscape to realise the multiple benefits of locally-driven solutions to the triple crisis. 

Contact: Helen O’Connor ([email protected]), principal researcher, Climate Change. 

Find out more about IIED's Climate Change research group.