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
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 gaps in order to ramp up finance delivery to developing countries. ... 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
We recently updated our database: information on financing commitments up to and including 2014 are now available (the German government publishes lists of bilateral commitments with some delay, and figures for 2015 have not yet been released). Germany’s commitments for... more
Long nights are nothing unusual for Board meetings of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) anymore. In the recent past, meetings of the largest multilateral climate fund were all too often marked by political battles that went on into the wee... more
Every year, many poor and vulnerable countries around the world are having to cope against the ever increasing climate induced extreme events. Severe poverty, pre-existing economic and social problems and underdevelopment are already a harsh reality in many of these... more
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 “REDD” (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) probably would not have been a factor in... 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.