Measuring publicly-mobilised private finance for climate action in developing countries
Since 2013, Research Collaborative has work explored data availability and methods for measuring the effects of public interventions in mobilising private finance for climate projects in developing countries. This work is conducted jointly with the OECD Development Assistance Committee, in close collaboration with bilateral and multilateral development finance providers, as well as with further analytical input from other research organisations. The research and methods being developed by the OECD as well as the estimates it produces, play an important role in building a common understanding of key technical issues within the international community, including in the context of climate finance reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Tracking investment and finance flows towards assessing their consistency with climate objectives
In 2014, the Research Collaborative conducted an assessment of potential data sources for tracking overall volumes of climate-related private finance. In 2018, this work stream was revived and further broadened to investigate options for tracking investments and financing in the context of assessing progress towards Article 2.1c of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, which calls for making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. Such tracking implies a scope encompassing all geographies and types of finance, as well as both flows which are consistent with climate objectives and those which are not. Research Collaborative work in this area focuses on data and analytical gaps not addressed by existing tracking initiatives, with which co-operation and synergies are sought.