Financing Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Sustainable 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.


  • Climate Funds and Justice
  • Financing for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Philippines: A Pro-poor and Gender-Sensitive Perspective
  • The Clean Development Mechanism: Neither clean nor pro-development
  • REDD and Indigenous Peoples


This Reality Check was made possible with valuable contributions from Paul Quintos and Athena Peralta. Gratitude must also be extended to
Vic Tauli-Corpuz and the Tebtebba Foundation.

Cover Photos by: UNEP
Inside Photos by: UNEP
                                 Climate Leaders Fund
                                 Environmental Finance
                                Getty Images
                                Friends of the Earth
                                Jan Golinski
                                Associated Press
                               Arvin Nino

                               Stephen Ferry
                               Paulo Alquiza


Cover Design and Layout by: Florenio Bambao
                                                           Jennifer Padilla