‌Tracking private climate finance, together with flows of public finance, is a key task in monitoring progress in the international effort to address climate change. Yet, there are significant data, methodological and knowledge gaps on private climate finance flows, and available information is scattered. Further research and better co-ordination of on-going initiatives are therefore required to improve their identification, measurement and reporting.

The Research Collaborative is an open network, co-ordinated and hosted by the OECD Secretariat, of interested governments, relevant research institutions and international finance institutions. The goal is to partner and share best available data, expertise and information to advance policy-relevant research in a comprehensive and timely manner. The project is designed to serve as a co-ordinating platform for identifying research priorities and gaps, sharing information, weaving a coherent narrative across what would otherwise be disparate research outputs, as well as communicating results to raise awareness in this area.

1 December 2015
Side event at the UNFCCC twenty first Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris

 20 November 2015
Release of "Estimating mobilized private finance for adaptation: exploring data and methods

This joint Research Collaborative-OECD Development Assistance Committee side event will outline initiatives and collaborations in tracking public and private climate finance.

It will include presentations and updates from the OECD Development Assistance Committee, the OECD-led Research Collaborative on Tracking Private Climate Finance, international finance institutions, civil society and country delegates.

When: Tuesday 1 December, 11:15-12:45
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Delegations Area, Hall 3, Pavilion 7
Further information about OECD at UNFCCC COP21

This report, published by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) in collaboration with the OECD, advances understanding of how to assess publicly-mobilised private investment in climate resilience.

It does so by developing, testing and evaluating a range of methodological options to estimate the amount of private finance mobilised by developed countries’ public finance interventions for climate adaptation in developing countries.

While on-going climate finance tracking efforts focus on measuring private finance mobilised directly, this study also explores possibilities to estimate private finance mobilised indirectly by e.g. by public finance for capacity building or project demonstration.

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