Published 2016
Climate Finance: Designing, Combining and Sequencing Financial Instruments to Catalyse Investment in Sustainable Development
By Adriana Dinu and Oliver Waissbein

Climate change and development are closely interlinked. This emerges clearly from the global discussions that are shaping the world’s agenda for the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a dedicated goal on climate change, and climate itself influences the goals on poverty, water, food security, energy, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and responsible consumption, amongst others. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda states that finance needs to be climate-informed, and that addressing climate shocks and stresses is central to protecting development gains. In turn, the Paris Agreement, with its collective goal to strengthen the global response to climate change, explicitly situates climate efforts in the context of sustainable development.