Adaptation finance

Part of Research Programme 4|

Topic lead: Samuel Fankhauser|

This research topic analyses the sources, governance and allocation of climate change finance for adaptation; in particular, international finance for the most vulnerable countries.


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Research issues include:

  1. adaptation costs (including value for money of investments);
  2. prioritisation and effective use of adaptation finance ("spending wisely, spending equitably");
  3. governance and implementation, both internationally and in-country (eg good practice case studies and 'conditions for success');
  4. sources of finance (including leveraging private-sector financing) and appropriate financing channels (eg multilateral vs bilateral), and;
  5. indicators of success.

Research includes both concept development and case studies on specific elements, including operationalising disaster loss and insurance proposals.

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