Policy Brief - September 2022
Climate Finance for Just Transitions
This paper investigates challenges throughout the international climate finance landscape and recommends pathways for how investments into low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) can more effectively drive low-carbon development. The paper focuses on three issue areas: (1) aligning national climate strategies and international finance, (2) finding avenues for positive climate finance outcomes in an era of growing rivalry between Chinese and Group of Seven—particularly US— public financiers, and (3) reforming major climate finance practices and institutions to more effectively cater to the needs of LMIC stakeholders. The paper offers findings and recommendations across these categories and seeks to contribute actionable strategies and tactics for accelerating low-carbon development where it is most needed.