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At COP21, the tables 7, 7a and 7b were adjusted based on insights gained in terms of a common understanding on key terminology for reporting financial information. From 2020… >>>

This CFAS Climate Finance Guide provides negotiators and observers with an overview of the key issues related to climate finance that will be discussed at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held from 3 to 15 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. It is structured… >>>

The need to invest in adaptation rests upon the assumption that ‘anticipated risks or experienced impacts of climate change require action to ensure the safety of populations and the security of assets, including ecosystems and their services’. The outcomes of UN climate negotiations, including the Paris Agreement, are continuously urging for… >>>

Policy Brief | November 2017

The Paris Agreement (PA) marks a turning point in terms of defining targets and corresponding measures by introducing the concept of self-defined Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); at the same time, it also calls for higher standards of accountability by launching the development of an enhanced transparency framework of action and… >>>

Fact Sheet | November 2016

Climate change impacts significantly affect areas which are key to achieving sustainable development and eradicating poverty, for example in areas such as food security, health, water availability, and poverty. Scaling-up climate change adaptation and resilience building will thus be crucial for countries, in particular developing countries, to… >>>

Guide | November 2016

Many UNFCCC stakeholders see climate finance as one of the linchpins holding together the entire international climate policy process, for several reasons. First, the provision of climate finance to developing countries is an obligation developed countries have both under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. Fulfilling this obligation builds… >>>

Fact Sheet | November 2016

The communication of relevant information regarding climate change action is a fundamental element enshrined in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). According to Article 12, Parties shall communicate information on steps taken or envisaged to implement the Convention and any other information relevant to the… >>>

Fact Sheet | October 2016

This CFAS fact sheet looks at the experience of Nepal in mobilizing climate finance at the sub-national level for the implementation of local adaptation actions. Focusing on the experience of the Government of Nepal in channeling international climate finance through the Public Finance Management System, it highlights the importance of engaging… >>>

Fact Sheet | November 2013

This guide provides negotiators with a synopsis of the key climate finance discussions undertaken during 2013 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It aims to inform negotiators and stakeholders who are interested in the different climate finance agenda items and deliverables at the 19th Conference of Parties… >>>

Fact Sheet | November 2013

CDKN’s Climate and Development Outlook (November 2013) comes to grips with one of the hottest topics for discussion at the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland: how developing countries will pay for climate compatible development and how the world can support them.