Climate Adaptation Finance: Fact or Fiction?

This report shows that rich nations and institutions have been routinely over-reporting funding for developing countries to adapt to the climate crisis. This means that the world’s most vulnerable people and countries are only receiving a fraction of the support they were promised. The research also shows that gender and poverty considerations are largely symbolic in many adaptation projects.

The report is the result of a unique review of international adaptation finance projects in six countries: Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, the Philippines, by CARE and local partners Civic Response, CCC-E, EMLI, Prakriti Resource Centre, ICSC, ACCORD and SRD. We assessed whether reported adaptation finance can actually be counted as adaptation, and to what extent the projects address poverty and gender equality. The report highlights an urgent need to improve the accuracy and transparency of international climate adaptation reporting in order to meet the Paris Agreement climate finance targets.

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Philippines, Uganda, Viet Nam, Global
  • Co-authors: CARE Denmark and CARE Netherlands
  • Published: January 2021

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