The project explores how international climate finance can support the implementation of NDCs in
emerging economies and EU countries through comparative analyses and by providing a better understanding of the interface between finance and policy implementation.

The paper suggests several actions by donors and recipient countries and the international community
to better inform international climate finance needs:

  • Support the articulation of domestic and international climate finance needs to facilitate
    highest possible just ambition pathways building on net zero pathways
  • Develop shared goals and criteria for international climate finance, either at the UNFCCC level
    or bilaterally, considering national context and priorities.
  • Articulate high ambition pathways with reference to unilateral and international climate
    finance and technological needs. Clarify how international finance could support innovative
    finance mechanisms with ambitious decarbonisation objectives
  • Use national policy processes as a starting point for strengthening ambition and the
    facilitation of finance flows. Ensure climate objectives are rooted in national priorities to
    increase domestic buy-in and support sustainable development goals.
  • Ensure the articulation of finance needs follows a bottom-up approach rooted in national
    context and sectoral circumstances.
  • Developed countries should put forward significantly increased finance pledges that reflect
    CBDR and equity considerations.

This research is part of the SNAPFI project, part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).