November 8, 2009

Climate Finance

by The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements

- The finance of climate mitigation and adaptation in developing countries represents a key challenge in the negotiations on a post-2012 international climate agreement. Finance mechanisms are important because stabilizing the climate will require significant emissions reductions in both the developed and the developing worlds, and therefore large-scale investments in energy infrastructure. The current state of climate finance has been criticized for its insufficient scale, relatively low share of private-sector investment, and insufficient institutional framework. This policy brief presents options for improving and expanding climate finance.

HPICA (2009). "Climate Finance." The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Policy Brief 2009-02, Nov 2009.