CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate Finance & Development

  • Letter to Finance Ministers on ambitious climate finance

    06.10.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Ahead of the ECOFIN Council on October 11th 2016, Climate Action Network Europe sent the following letter to climate ministers calling for ambitious climate finance.

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  • Letter to Board of Green Climate Fund: Call for categorical exclusion of export credit agencies

    05.10.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Climate Action Network Europe co-signed a letter to the board members of the Green Climate Fund calling for categorical exclusion of export credit agencies (ECA).

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  • Submission to EU Consultation on External Development

    18.08.2016 | Submissions to Consultations

    Submissions to EU consultation on External Development will be used to inform the way forward on the revision of the European Consensus on Development and other external aspects of 2030 Agenda implementation. The consultation seek views on how development policy, in the context of EU external action as foreseen by the Lisbon Treaty, should respond to the range of landmark 2015 summits and conferences, and also to the rapid changes happening in the world.

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  • CAN Submission - Elaborating Modalities of Accounting for Climate Finance

    29.07.2016 | Submissions to Consultations

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  • Infographics: Climate Finance & Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    13.07.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    The following visuals were developed for our Climate Finance & Fossil Fuel Subsidies campaigns

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  • The concept of Climate Finance

    03.07.2016 | Blogs

    The origins of the concept of climate finance in the context of the UN climate negotiations and the UNFCCC Agreement to provide it.

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  • Innovative sources of climate finance

    03.07.2016 | Blogs

    Building on one of the assertions made in the Copenhagen Accord – ‘including alternative sources of finance’ – CAN Europe believes that the EU could lead a more ambitious way to increasing its climate finance support through implementing a number of measures that would generate revenues for EU governments.

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  • Useful Climate Finance & Development Resources

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Here you find a range of useful external climate finance & sustainable development resources. For all climate finance & sustainable development related CAN Europe publications, go here.

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  • CAN Europe Post-Paris Briefing on the Financial Transaction Tax

    02.05.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The briefing on the Financial Transaction Tax was developed in spring 2016 to give a brief overview and update on the Financial Transaction Tax and its relevance for EU climate policy after the UNFCCC international climate agreement that was made in Paris in December 2015.

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  • Financial Transaction Tax: a tool to fund our future

    26.04.2016 | Blogs

    At the Paris Agreement signing ceremony last week, the French President François Hollande announced that France will use Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to increase its support for climate action in developing countries. It is a praiseworthy commitment, but the necessary funds will only be generated, if countries involved in the FTT negotiations work together to finally establish and operationalise it. Final agreement on the FTT is expected in June. Other countries should follow in

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  • Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals

    25.03.2016 | Blogs

    Agenda 2030, agreed in 2015 at the UN General Assembly, has anchored a set of 17 goals and associated 169 targets that will act as the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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  • Climate Finance and Development

    25.03.2016 | Blogs


    Climate Finance

    A key piece to the climate and sustainable development puzzle is the role of international financial support and means of implementation, which are needed to address climate crises. As the number of challenges posed by climate change grow, so must the level of support which is going to the people who are impacted.

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  • Climate Finance & Sustainable Development

    17.03.2016 | Uncategorized

    Climate Change and sustainable development are intrinsically linked, especially in developing countries where communities are striving to protect the livelihoods and well-being of their people. Without tackling the causes and impacts of climate change, key aspects of sustainable development are severely undermined; for example, food and water security, sanitation, and resilience of human settlements. In addition, many people still lack equitable access to scarce natural resources, and safe

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  • CAN Europe position on Innovative Finance

    07.03.2016 | CAN Europe Positions

    The gap between the need for adaptation and loss and damage finance, and the current finance provided or committed is large and growing. This briefing paper identifies a number of potential new sources of climate finance. Some of these “new” sources of finance have been under discussion for a number of years, including by the High Level Advisory Group on Finance, the Leading Group on Innovative Finance and others.

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  • Agreement on the Financial Transaction Tax can help smooth the path towards a new climate deal in Paris

    07.12.2015 | Press Releases

    Rules for implementation of the Financial Transaction Tax, which are expected to be agreed upon by 11 EU Member States on the 7th or 8th of December, can open up a new and additional source of public climate finance. This would give a strong signal to developing countries that actions are taken to continue to increase public climate finance in a predictable way and thus smooth the path towards a new climate deal in Paris.

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  • Climate finance at COP21: where world views collide

    07.12.2015 | Blogs

    After six days of negotiations at the UN climate summit in Paris, the baton has been handed over to environment ministers who will begin high-level discussions this week. As anticipated, a number of troublesome issues continue to cause concern among Parties and NGOs as they work within the walls of Le Bourget conference centre. Among those issues is climate finance, an infamously controversial topic where the division between developed countries and developing countries is put under

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  • UN Climate Negotiations Climate Finance

    10.11.2015 | Blogs

    Climate change is already affecting the world’s poorest people. From cyclones to droughts, to flooding, its impacts could set the clock back and erase the progress that has been made in the global fight against poverty and inequality.

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  • CAN Europe Letter to Finance Ministers ahead of the ECOFIN Council on 10th November 2015

    05.11.2015 | Letters to Policy Makers

    In advance of the ECOFIN Council, Climate Action Network Europe called on the Finance Ministers to guarantee a robust
    climate finance package as part of a fair and transformational agreement to be adopted at COP21 in Paris.

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  • EU finance ministers need to fill the void on climate finance for the Paris agreement

    05.11.2015 | Press Releases

    All eyes will be on the EU Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels on November 10th to adopt the EU position on climate finance for the Paris climate summit. According to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, their commitment to deliver the EU’s fair share of $100 billion of climate finance annually by 2020 and to consistently scale it up after 2020 can be the make or break issue for the Paris climate agreement.

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  • Finance ministers’ commitment to support climate action boosts momentum for the Paris agreement

    12.10.2015 | Press Releases

    but not all that glitters is gold. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes the fact that global finance ministers attending the joint World Bank and International Monetary Fund summit in Lima expressed their commitment to scale up climate finance. This is an essential element for a successful global agreement on climate change in Paris.

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Rachel Simon
Climate and Development Policy Coordinator
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