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“Overseas Development Institute” Report On Climate Change Financing Development

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Overseas Development Institute Report

10 things to know about climate change and financing for development

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OVERVIEW
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the 10 things you need to know about climate change and financing for development are;

  • Tackling climate change opens better paths to development
  • The $5 trillion to be spent on transport should improve energy efficiency and bring health benefits
  • As developing countries ramp up investment, the cost of clean energy is plummeting
  • Protecting forests protects livelihoods and addresses climate change
  • Climate resilient agricultural investments can help end hunger
  • Spending on social protection can enhance resilience to climate change
  • Disasters already cost $100 billion a year – and climate change may make this much worse
  • Developing countries are investing in climate action
  • Financial institutions are finally starting to promote low-carbon development and manage climate risk
  • More climate finance doesn’t mean less aid for poor countries

Read Full Report: http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9719.pdf

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Please Visit ODI  http://www.odi.org/

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