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Financing for climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014

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Financing for climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014

Author: Samaniego, Joseluis - Schneider, Heloísa Physical Description: 108 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: December 2015 ECLAC symbol: LC/W.676

Description

Quantifying the resources mobilized to tackle climate change makes it possible to ascertain the region’s status in this area and the opportunities it offers. It provides countries with the detailed information they need to move forward and prepare to meet the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
With accurate, up-to-date information on climate finance flows, countries can define their strategies for the transition to more sustainable development scenarios with a smaller environmental footprint and fiscal agents can identify gaps between supply and demand for specific financial instruments. The hope is that, rather than investment by fund providers and managers in sustainable initiatives with a smaller environmental footprint being an exception or anomaly, it will become a business model that gradually decouples economic development, investment and social inclusion from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.