Climate finance: A credibility gap? Join DI and other experts at the launch of our new report on the issues with current climate finance reporting

Significant issues with climate finance reporting obscure progress and impact trust. As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) prepares to adopt a New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance (NCQG) at COP 29 later this year, what should count towards the target? And who decides?

Join leading experts for the launch of our new report Climate finance: Earning trust through consistent reporting, which explores problems with current climate finance reporting and recommendations to strengthen transparency and accountability.

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Blog
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Blog
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Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

Blog
11 March 2024

Gender equality and climate adaptation: closing the data gap

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Written by Fionna Smyth

Director of Influence & Growth

Blog
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Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

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Blog
18 April 2024

Japan and the US offset EU aid squeeze in 2023, but the outlook on aid is poor

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Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

News
12 April 2024

New aid data highlights ongoing global challenges

New data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that aid to Ukraine and other humanitarian crises remained high in 2023, while support for countries facing long-term challenges, despite a small upturn, continued to lag.

Podcast
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Global development and mental health. What are we missing? Episode 6

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Podcast
7 March 2024

Women’s rights in Afghanistan. What are we missing? Episode 5

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