PROADAPT: How do we grow the market for climate resilience finance?


Article by GCAP's Tom Downing for the IDB/NDF PROADAPT Private Markets for Climate Resilience project (repost via PROADAPT)

Global investment in climate adaptation is currently running around $25 billion per year. How much finance do we need? Can we get ahead of the game?

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COP23 Initial Impressions...

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Last year, we posted a series of audio-blogs outlining the key events of the 22nd Conference of the Parties as they unfolded. To continue with our tradition, we are commemorating the start of the UNFCCC’s COP23 with thoughts from GCAP CEO Tom Downing!

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What is the Value of Climate Resilience Products and Services in the Private Sector?


... No one knows!

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SEI Working Paper - Climate finance in the Caribbean region’s Small Island Developing States


According to the Centre for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology in Germany (by way of the Economist), rebuilding the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico) in the aftermath of Irma will cost nearly US$13bn. Critical to any reconstruction effort is an understanding of climate finance flows and what outcomes are produced for the communities. 

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A Visual Record of Climate Change

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In recent weeks, Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria have generated heartbreaking images of widespread destruction, bringing into sharp focus the devastating power of nature and man’s tenuous place in the world. While the global call to combat climate change gains momentum, the visual record of these storms’ impacts on communities fosters a visceral and profound sense of urgency.

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