International finance for climate change has become an important barometer for how rich countries with high historical emissions will help developing countries shift away from carbon-intensive development to lower carbon development pathways. The 2010 Cancun Agreements state that developed countries should provide new and additional resources for developing countries approaching $30 billion for the period 2010 to 2012 and that longer-term funding should come from both public and private sources to mobilise $100 billion per year by 2020. Much of this conversation has stayed at the level of demanding transparency in pledges and commitments from contributor countries to address climate change in developing countries, and ensuring that governments adhere to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) principle of ‘responsibility’ and ‘capability’ to pay. This brief presents four insights on climate change mitigation finance in Indonesia. Read the full policy brief
Climate Finance in Bangladesh: Lessons for the Development Cooperation and Climate Finance at National Level. Working Paper by Merylyn Hedger, IDS and ODI
Climate change is accepted as a major issue for Bangladesh due its extreme environmental vulnerability to climate hazards irrespective of climate change. Since then (1995) there have been a series of policy and institutional changes undertaken by the Government. This report presents the findings of the case study on Bangladesh within the European Development Cooperation to 2020 (EDC 2020) project, which investigates the links between development cooperation and climate change strategies in developing countries up to 2020. The objective of the case studies is to understand the existing and future evolution of climate finance at the national level, and to provide insights on the synergies and conflicts which have been examined at EU and international levels in the project. Read the full publication.