European Capacity Building Initiative

Finance for Climate Resilience in the Dawn of the Paris Era

This brief examines the gap in adaptation finance that must be bridged in order to fulfill the values of the Paris agreement, with a focus on regions such as Southeast Asia that are at particular risk from the effects of climate change. It also discusses new adaptation finance commitments from governments and the private sector; the landscape of existing adaptation finance channels and initiatives onto which these commitments build; and the undiminished role of developed countries—such as the United States, Japan, EU countries, and others—to facilitate an increase in adaptation finance as the Paris era begins.

FC Publication Date: 
15 January 2018
FC Publication: 
Gwynne Taraska and Shiva Polefka
Center for American Progress