Issue Brief

Climate finance trends in Asia

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2014-02

This paper focuses on East and South Asian countries, but does not include Pacific islands. The paper looks at two distinctive periods—the pre-fast start finance (pre-FSF) period (2006-2010) and the fast-start finance (FSF) period (2010-2012)—to track the different climate finance trends in Asia. The paper further identifies the countries as either least developed countries (LDCs) or other developing countries, to describe diverse climate finance features. The former group includes eight countries and the latter group has ten countries. The paper has a narrow focus on dedicated public climate finance (UNFCCC climate funds, multilateral initiatives outside the UNFCCC, and bilateral official development assistance) and excludes other official flows (OOFs).