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Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptation

A new review paper entitled ‘Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptationis now available.  Published in the academic journal Climate and Development, the paper is available free of charge as part of a special issue entitled ‘Community-based adaptation: Mainstreaming into national and local planning’.

The paper explores ways in which community-based adaptation is presently being mainstreamed through the multilateral funds that are used to channel adaptation finance under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and points to two promising examples that demonstrate this.

According to Dr Adrian Fenton, a researcher at the University of Leeds and one of the authors of the paper, “at a time when climate change negotiations are focused on achieving a new global agreement by 2015 and financial commitments are to be scaled up to US$100 billion by 2020, now is time to ensure that an appropriate amount of finance reaches communities and allow them to implement urgently needed adaptation activities”.

This article is the result of a collaboration between academic researchers and practitioners spanning seven institutions and organisations in the field of climate finance.

Follow Dr Fenton via @AdrianFenton2

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