2013-2014 activities


Work Stream 1: Private climate finance mapping, data assessment and tracking methods

This work stream builds upon on-going private climate finance monitoring and reporting efforts, while conducting additional research to identify and explore data, definitional and methodological gaps. It includes collaborations with relevant groups working on longer term more consistent and comprehensive statistical measurements in the areas of development finance, foreign direct investment, and export credits.

Work Stream 1 - Research Activities Leads Outputs
Global Landscape of Climate Finance
CPI Released
Q4 2014
Exploring Potential Data Sources for estimating Private Climate Finance  OECD Released
Q3 2014
Statistical developments towards tracking non-ODA flows in DAC statistics OECD Multi-year

Work Stream 2: Methods for determining private climate finance mobilised

A collaborative research project has been designed that takes a holistic view across the range of public interventions (finance, measures, policies) and conditions impacting the mobilisation of private finance. Activities consist of identifying and developing potential methodological options both qualitatively (based on case studies) and quantitatively (using econometrics). Findings from both approaches will then be combined, allowing to draw more comprehensive conclusions than would otherwise be possible. 

This research builds upon past studies -in particular the report “Comparing Definitions and Methods to Estimate Mobilised Climate Finance” published by the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) in May 2013-, as well involves further collaboration with the OECD DAC in relation to its on-going exploratory work to investigate possibilities to monitor and report private finance mobilised in the context of development finance statistics. 

Work Stream 2 - Research Activities Leads Outputs
Part A - Practical Methods for Measuring Private Climate Finance Mobilised by Public Finance Gaia - ODI Released
Q1 2014
Part B - Case Study Based Qualitative Evaluation of Methodologies  WRI Released
Q2 2014
Part C - Econometric Estimations of the Mobilisation Effect of Public Interventions OECD Released
Q1 2015 
Synthesis report: options and trade-offs OECD - WRI Released
Q1 2015

Work Stream 3: Pilot measurements and ground-testing of methodologies

This work stream focuses on implementing and ground testing available methodological options, building upon Work Streams 1 and 2. This could take place at the level of countries and/or institutions, both at the source and recipient ends. Past country-level examples include in particular an attempt by the University of Zürich to assess private climate finance mobilised by Switzerland. Such pilot studies will be undertaken more systematically from 2015 onwards. 

Work Stream 3 - Research Activities Leads Outputs
Pilot study of private climate finance mobilised by the Netherlands                                          Triple E
Q3 2014


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