Global Overview of Climate Finance Flows
Since 2011, CPI has mapped global flows of climate finance from sources and intermediaries to instruments, recipients, and final uses.
This chart above illustrates average annual climate finance flows over 2015/2016 from public sources, private sources, through to intermediaries, instruments, and uses. The numbers featured in the main part of this website reflect the annual averages during 2015/2016.
Climate finance is defined differently by different organizations in different contexts. This chart captures any public or private investment or support that reduces emissions or builds resilience to a changing climate for which reliable data is available.
‘Sources and Intermediaries’ shows where money currently comes from, which public and private actors are playing the most important roles in terms of raising and managing climate finance, and delivering investments.
‘Instruments’ track the different financial instruments used to deliver finance by both public and private actors. This is a crucial part of the picture as the mix of different financial instruments plays an important role in how to manage the cost of climate actions.
‘Recipients’ track the initial recipients of finance from the sources or intermediaries of climate finance. Public and/or private actors invest in different ways and have different needs and objectives. Understanding the composition of this set of actors helps us to better highlight the links between the public and private sectors across the lifecycle of flows, enabling us to see, for instance, to what extent public actors are meeting their goals of promoting private sector activities.
‘Uses’ shows how much finance went to activities aimed at mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Understanding how investments are distributed helps clarify where we stand in relation to investment goals in different regions and sectors.Back to main