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Latest blog posts
When the data doesn’t tell the full story: improving gender-responsive climate finance
How can we change the climate finance system to improve accountability and ensure that decisions and policies learn from the insights of women on the front line of the climate crisis?
How much has the UK spent towards its £11.6 billion climate finance commitment?
This blog explores data on the UK's climate finance spending and finds the government is likely to fall short of its 2026 commitment.
Africa can contribute, Africa must benefit and Africans must decide on financing to tackle the climate crisis
As Africa Climate week kicks off, can the emerging idea of Global Public Investment bring about the truly global and collective approach to financing we need to tackle the biggest threat facing our world?
Mind the gaps between gender equality and environmental sustainability
DI’s Hayley Lelourec highlights where action is needed: gender mainstreaming in environmental policy, addressing knowledge gaps and funding to local, women-led organisations.
Reduced visibility? Opening up World Bank climate finance data
DI adapts World Bank data to allow users to identify which of their twenty thousand plus projects count towards the aggregate climate finance figures, and by how much.
Wealthy countries may be contributing less to global climate finance than we think
DI’s Euan Ritchie examines Japan's climate finance reporting, and why it shows that transparency is vital to understanding how much is really being spent
Loss and Damage: Building resilience to crisis
As Denmark becomes the first UN member to pledge funding to Loss and Damage, DI’s Erica Mason explains how this financing can embed resilience in the humanitarian system.
Climate finance to Africa: What we know about ODA
This blog explores how better climate finance to countries experiencing protracted crisis can contribute towards our global future.
Common challenges, differentiated impacts
World crises do not impact countries in the same way. This blog looks at the effects of conflict, climate change and the energy transition on African nations.