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Climate finance

Climate finance

Climate finance is the study of local and global financing of public and private investment that seeks to support mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. In 2017, the Review of Financial Studies launched a competition among scholars to develop research proposals on the topic with the goal of publishing this special volume. We describe the competition, how the nine projects featured in this...

Climate finance: What we know and what we should know?

Climate finance: What we know and what we should know?

This study summarizes the literature in the area of climate finance. For this review we employ bibliometric analysis. The analysis of the corpus reveals that the major contributions in the area have come much recently with Paris climate agreement being major motivator for research. China, UK, and US emerge as the major contributors to the existing research output. Further the bibliographic couplin...

Unlocking Climate Finance Potential for Climate Adaptation: Case of Climate Smart Agricultural Financing in Sub Saharan Africa

Unlocking Climate Finance Potential for Climate Adaptation: Case of Climate Smart Agricultural Financing in Sub Saharan Africa

Climate change has emerged as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world today. Adverse impacts of climate change are visible across sectors like agriculture and other natural resources due to increasing average temperature and changing weather patterns. Africa constitutes around 13% of the global population but contributes the least (around 2%) to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. C...

Allocating climate adaptation finance: examining three ethical arguments for recipient control

Allocating climate adaptation finance: examining three ethical arguments for recipient control

Most agree that large sums of money should be transferred to the most vulnerable countries in order to help them adapt to climate change. But how should that money be allocated within those countries? A popular and intuitively plausible answer, in line with the strong standing of the norm of ownership in development aid circles, is that this is for the recipient country to decide. The paper invest...

Mobilizing private sector investment for climate action: enhancing ambition and scaling up implementation

Mobilizing private sector investment for climate action: enhancing ambition and scaling up implementation

Private-sector finance has been widely seen as a step to scale up access to resources for ambitious climate action, given the limited availability of public resources. However, there is a knowledge gap about the risks, barriers, and opportunities associated with greater private investment. This paper analyses some important barriers that commonly inhibit private sector investment in climate adapta...

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