Banks and their coal finance – Source: The Coal Test
Deutsche Bank has been accredited as an implementing entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) since July 2015. NGOs criticized its inclusion to be sending the wrong signal, as Deutsche... more
160 Länder have submitted their INDCs to date. Photo: UNFCCC
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a centerpiece of the new global climate regime that was agreed at COP21 in Paris, and form the foundation for the pathway toward low-carbon and... more
Photo: L. Schalatek, This image is licensed under Creative Commons License.
When the Board meets from June 28-30 in Songdo, South Korea, for its 13th Board meeting the 24-member body will focus on working towards closing Fund structural and policy... more
Ever since, back in 2009, at the Copenhagen climate summit, developed countries made the promise to ramp up climate finance so it reaches the level of $100 billion a year by 2020, developing countries have asked for a roadmap to... more
German climate finance in developing countries has to be transparent. Photo: C.Krackhard, Brot für die Welt
We recently updated our database: information on financing commitments up to and including 2014 are now available (the German government publishes lists of bilateral... more
Climate finance to poor countries needs to be upscaled quickly. Photo: C.Krackhardt, Brot für die Welt
Every year, many poor and vulnerable countries around the world are having to cope against the ever increasing climate induced extreme events. Severe poverty,... more
REDD+ hardly adds to forest protection and has many problems. Photo: J.Böthling, Brot für die Welt
Without the Coalition of Rainforest Nations and its co-founder Kevin Conrad (a former member of the Papua New Guinea delegation, currently Panama) the term... more
The Noor 1 solar thermal complex at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Source: Boris Schinke
German climate finance is usually analyzed only in terms of the amounts Germany pledges to developing countries. Yet the question of which... more
This site is designed to critically evaluate and increase transparency regarding the German government’s contribution to international climate finance. It will provide an overview of the financial resources pledged and disbursed, as well as the instruments and channels used, and name criteria that can be used to evaluate the impact of climate-related projects.
Investing in Ambition: Analysis of the financial aspects in (Intended) Nationally Determined ContributionsThe paper analyses specifically the financial aspects included in the INDCs and aims to contribute towards a definition of comprehensive financing strategies for implementing NDCs. more ...
Going to town: How the Green Climate Fund can support a paradigm shift in citiesThis publication by Germwanwatch offers some suggestions on how to shape the GCF so that its finance flows better suit the needs of cities. more ...
Climate Funds Update - a Database and Website with the latest information on dedicated bi- and multilateral climate funds, hosted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Overseas Development Institute.