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Future of Climate Finance

Providing developing countries adequate funds to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions remains vexed in spite of the urgency of combating climate change. In 2009, developed countries pledged to provide $100 billion by 2020 for a corpus to fund developing country climate mitigation initiatives. They have been tardy so far in honouring this commitment. This article tries to evaluate some of the potentially innovative sources to raise funds, examines suitability of private fi nance for the purpose and suggests ways to ensure effective utilisation of scarce public fi nance.

Green Climate Fund: Unanswered Questions

The United Nations Green Climate Fund was set up in December 2010 to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation needs of the developing countries. What are the promises and challenges of this fund and what lessons can be learnt from previous experience with similar funding efforts?

Some Unanswered Questions in the Climate Change Regime

One of the mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol to achieve reduction of greenhouse gases is through trading of emission permits, which does little to help the countries most at threat by global warming.
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