Climate Change Finance in Post-2015 SDA
This discussion paper has been prepared, firstly as a contribution into the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) held in Addis Ababa on 13-16 July 2015, and secondly as a contribution to the broader climate finance discourse in the context of the ongoing international dialogue on climate. Climate change is already having effects on national development efforts in various African countries. Changes in weather patterns and especially rainfall are affecting smallholder farmers and pastoralists. Poor urban communities are affected by climate change challenges such as flooding and accelerated migration from rural to urban areas. It is apparent, therefore, that ending poverty and improving overall wellbeing is linked to meeting the challenges of climate change, with climate finance being an important part of it.
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