As in previous years, climate finance was one of the most controversial issues at this year’s climate conference COP22 in Marrakech – one that has been hotly debated since the Copenhagen conference in 2009, when the industrialized countries pledged to... more
Last year, Chancellor Angela Merkel promised that German climate finance would double by 2020. It is now apparent that the increase in climate aid in the 2017 federal budget will not only fall short, but that the government is resorting... more
Deutsche Bank has been accredited as an implementing entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) since July 2015. NGOs criticized its inclusion as sending the wrong signal, since Deutsche Bank is one of the world’s largest financiers of the coal... more
The climate summit in Paris last December not only adopted a new global agreement, but also launched a number of initiatives designed to make tangible contributions to climate protection in the short term. The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), which... more
Just in time for the next UN climate change conference COP22 in Morocco, developed countries have now, finally, presented their climate finance roadmap how they project to meet their promise to ramp up climate finance to US$ 100 billion a... more
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the GAIA network around the world have flagged that German Development Cooperation, through GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung), has been involved in proposals for the waste sector that encourage the least environmentally friendly... more
The different impacts of climate change on men and women and the need for integrating gender concerns into climate policies has long been neglected in international climate finance – despite the increasing recognition that a gender approach can improve its... more
From 28 to 30 June, 2016, The Board of the Green Climate Fund spent three solid days in Songdo, South Korea, discussing the future direction of the Fund. Containing no less than 26 items, the agenda was quite long. Not... more
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 Bank is one of the world’s largest financiers of the... more
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 climate-resilient development. By March 2016, 188 countries had submitted their... 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.