Blogs -Climate Finance

The Role of Befriending Corporates in Climate Change Solutions

By Senashia Ekanayake
Climate change decision-making can be manoeuvred by policymakers no doubt, however, in a world where everything and all disciplines becomes linked to one another, it is not only important, but also imperative that all stakeholders are brought in to and made a part of this decision-making process.

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Cost of Climate Change: $500 billion needed for adaptation by 2050

By Anam Zeb
At the APAN 2016 conference in Colombo, speakers from Asia and throughout the world highlighted the costs of climate change globally, and then specifically for Asia. In particular, experts from the UNEP have suggested previous estimates may have been inaccurate, and up to 500 billion USD per year will be the cost of adaptation globally.

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Green Climate Fund Approves USD 38.1 Million for Sri Lanka

By Vositha Wijenayake
13th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund ( GCF), the main international funding body for climate action approved USD 38.1 million in funding for Sri Lanka for its proposal titled Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Famers in the Dry Zone to Climate Variability and Extreme Events in Sri Lanka.

Will Sri Lanka Get Green Climate Funding?

By Vositha Wijenayake
In an attempt to address the needs of the vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka that are impacted by adverse effects of climate change, Sri Lanka has submitted a proposal to the Green Climate Fund for climate finance.

Addressing Climate Change, Accessing Climate Finance

By Vositha Wijenayake
With the world facing daily adverse impacts of climate change, financing for addressing climate change has become a dire need.

Why can’t poor countries access the climate finance they were promised?

By Anoop Poonia
When the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was announced at COP16 in 2010, the intention was to give small, developing countries direct access to finance to protect themselves from climate change. Yet many of the smallest and most at-risk countries in the world now claim that they do not have the means to access these funds directly.

Recap of CANSA FfD3 Activities

By Senashia Ekanayake
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 13-16, 2015 was the first of three high-level international meetings on sustainable development that are to take place this year.

Private Sector Partnerships in Climate Finance

By Senashia Ekanayake
As impacts of climate change are felt around the world, the urgency to take action too has simultaneously increased. In order to acknowledge the need of vulnerable communities, and to take concrete actions on the ground, developing countries need finance.

The Green Climate Fund’s Redress Mechanism: A Cautionary Tale from Nagarahole

By Anju Sharma
On my way to the sixth meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board (GCFB) this month, I grabbed the opportunity for an unplanned visit to Nagarahole National Park in Karnataka, south India. The significance of this journey struck me only as I entered the park, when I remembered the last time I was there.