Shifting the way finance works and where investments flow is a critical target of climate policy and driver of action. Finance for climate action needs to span the full range of policy challenges from mitigation to adaptation. Financing is also central to the functioning of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement where there is a need to ensure sufficient flows of North-South financing to support climate action at scale in developing countries – whether it be to invest in capacity building, policy and institutional reforms, or climate-safe infrastructure. More recently, a focus is on climate-relevant policy reforms in finance systems themselves, where topics range from actions to be taken by central banks or national development banks, to those to be taken in commercial banking or the institutional investor arena. This collection showcases current research on a full range of climate finance topics.  

Ottmar Edenhofer, Christian Klein, Kai Lessmann & Marco Wilkens (2022) Financing the transformation: a proposal for a credit scheme to finance the Paris Agreement, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2075820

Lena Boneva, Gianluigi Ferrucci & Francesco Paolo Mongelli (2022) Climate change and central banks: what role for monetary policy?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2070119

Dina Azhgaliyeva, John Beirne & Ranjeeta Mishra (2022) What matters for private investment in renewable energy?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2069664

Alex Clark, Philippe Benoit & Jonathan Walters (2022) Government shareholders, wasted resources and climate ambitions: why is China still building new coal-fired power plants?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2062285

Laura Hellqvist & Harald Heubaum (2022) Setting the sun on off-grid solar?: policy lessons from the Bangladesh solar home systems (SHS) programme, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2056118

Jasmine Elliott & Åsa Löfgren (2022) If money talks, what is the banking industry saying about climate change?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2036090

Fang Zhang (2022) The policy coordinator role of national development banks in scaling climate finance: Evidence from the renewable energy sector, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2038063

Julia Anna Bingler & Chiara Colesanti Senni (2022) Taming the Green Swan: a criteria-based analysis to improve the understanding of climate-related financial risk assessment tools, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2032569

Rishikesh Ram Bhandary (2022) National climate funds: a new dataset on national financing vehicles for climate change, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2027223

Camille Macaire & Alain Naef (2022) Greening monetary policy: evidence from the People’s Bank of China, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2013153

Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier (2021) Banks’ climate commitments and credit to carbon-intensive industries: new evidence for France, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2012121

Luma Ramos, Kevin P. Gallagher, Corinne Stephenson & Irene Monasterolo (2021) Climate risk and IMF surveillance policy: a baseline analysis, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2016363

Andrew McConnell, Boyan Yanovski & Kai Lessmann (2021) Central bank collateral as a green monetary policy instrument, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2012112

Simon Dikau & Ulrich Volz (2021) Out of the window? Green monetary policy in China: window guidance and the promotion of sustainable lending and investment, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2012122

Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Kelly Sims Gallagher & Fang Zhang (2021) Climate finance policy in practice: a review of the evidence, Climate Policy, 21:4, 529-545, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1871313

Christoph Böhringer, Jan Schneider & Marco Springmann (2021) Economic and environmental impacts of raising revenues for climate finance from public sources, Climate Policy, 21:4, 546-562, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1842719

Jan Corfee-Morlot, Joanna Depledge & Harald Winkler (2021) COVID-19 recovery and climate policy, Climate Policy, 21:10, 1249-1256, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2001148

Paola D’Orazio (2021) Towards a post-pandemic policy framework to manage climate-related financial risks and resilience,Climate Policy, 21:10, 1368-1382, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1975623

Llewelyn Hughes & Christian Downie (2021) Bilateral finance organizations and stranded asset risk in coal: the case of Japan, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1975622

Georgia Savvidou, Aaron Atteridge, Kulthoum Omari-Motsumi & Christopher H. Trisos (2021) Quantifying international public finance for climate change adaptation in Africa, Climate Policy, 21:8, 1020-1036, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1978053

Jean-Charles Hourcade, Dipak Dasgupta & Frédéric Ghersi (2021) Accelerating the speed and scale of climate finance in the post-pandemic context, Climate Policy, 21:10, 1383-1397, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1977599

Abidah B. Setyowati (2020) Governing sustainable finance: insights from Indonesia, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1858741