Climate Funds & Development

About the issue

Climate Change is the biggest challenge confronting our present generation with potentially catastrophic consequences for ecological systems along with people’s health, safety and livelihoods. But its impacts are unevenly distributed. Those with the least contribution to the causes of global warming are the most adversely affected by it. They also command the least resources to adapt to the ongoing changes brought on by climate change.

Mobilizing resources for climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development is therefore an urgent matter for international development cooperation.

Content:

  • Adaptation Financing for Climate Change: Taking Account of CSO Perspectives for Aid Reform
  • Put the Climate Funds in the Hands of People
  • Using ODA to promote CDM
  • The World Bank and Climate Change Finance: A View from the South
  • The North’s Destructive Model

Acknowledgement:

This Reality Check was made possible with valuable contributions from Brian Tomlinson of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation.

Cover Photos by: The Guardian
                                     Asha Media

Inside Photos by: The Guardian
                                      Allan Lissner
                                      Planet Earth
                                      World Bank
                                      Xinhua News
                                      Flicker
                                      Panna
                                      Planetark
                                      Pisaspeak
                                      Ecoseed
                                      Sulekha
                                      Contrarian
                                      Greenpeace

Cover Design and Layout by: Carlos M. Piocos III