Analysis of climate finance flows and development of policies and instruments to maximise the impact of finance on the ground.


Many countries need financial support to implement climate compatible development strategies and decarbonisation plans.
Many countries need financial support to implement climate compatible development strategies and decarbonisation plans.

Solving the climate challenge requires redirecting investments towards climate-compatible options and supporting countries and investors to integrate climate concerns into their policies. We analyse current climate finance flows and develop concrete proposals on how climate finance can be applied most effectively from a funder’s as well as recipient’s perspective. Combining practical experience from our in-country work with our research and analysis of climate policies and their impacts, we address the challenge from different perspectives:

Key contacts

Frauke Röser
Frauke Röser
Markus Hagemann
Markus Hagemann

Return to all expertise

  • Comprehensive analyses to understand barriers to investment and how to remove these most effectively to achieve climate and development objectives
  • Designing finance schemes and mechanism according to local requirements which seek to stimulate private sector investment through targeted public finance interventions to advance climate action
  • Developing methodologies and frameworks for the evaluation of the effectiveness and impacts of financial interventions, and feeding results back into the design of finance strategies and guidelines at international, national and organisational levels.

Associated projects

Results-based financing in Carbon Markets – connecting market and non-market based approaches

Current situation of results-based financing (RBF) approaches in climate policy.

2°C compatible investment criteria

Developing criteria and a toolkit to help investors to align their investments with the 2°C goal Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute led a consortium of Germanwatch, the 2°investing initiative and McKinsey to develop criteria and a toolkit for investors to align their investments with the internationally agreed 2°C climate limit. Whilst the… Read More

GCF Country Programme Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the development of a country programme for the GCF Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate supported the development of a country programme for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for Uganda in an advisory function. The project was conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)… Read More

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor

Creation of an index to assess the fitness of countries as potential investment destinations for building low carbon and climate resilient energy infrastructure Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute partnered with Germanwatch to develop a Climate and Energy Monitor for Allianz Climate Solutions. The monitor ranks the G20 member countries according to their… Read More

NOAK – Mobilising climate finance post Paris

Identifying how Nordic institutions can best contribute to mobilising climate finance for developing countries in a Paris agreement framework. Return to all expertise and projects In a consortium led by the Finnish outfit GAIA and with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) NewClimate Institute carried out a study on behalf of the Nordic Working Group for… Read More

Paris compatible investment criteria

NewClimate Institute together with Germanwatch, WRI, and Fundación Avina, examined the role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


Further reading

Toward Paris Alignment: How the Multilateral Development Banks Can Better Support the Paris Agreement Dec 2018- This report describes a new Paradigm for Multilateral Development Banks to contribute to the fight against climate change, and provides recommendations on how the MDBs can transition from the current Climate Finance Paradigm to the new Paris Alignment Paradigm.
Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2018 Nov 2018- The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor ranks G20 member states on their current attractiveness as potential destinations for investments in low-carbon electricity infrastructure. It further considers their current and future investment needs in line with a trajectory compatible with the 2°C/1.5°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement.
Operationalising an ‘overall mitigation in global emissions’ under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Nov 2018- A key requirement of the mechanism established by Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement is that it shall aim to deliver an overall mitigation in global emissions. This report identifies and discusses key options for operationalising this concept, leading to distinct recommendations to support the ongoing...
Brown to Green Report 2018 Nov 2018- This report assesses how far the G20 countries have progressed in their transition from a “brown” economy based on fossil fuels to a “green” low-carbon and climate resilient economy.
Climate Change Performance Index 2017 – G20 edition Jul 2017- In this special edition of the CCPI, the efforts and performances of the G20 countries are evaluated. The G20 are together responsible for 75% of the global Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and are therefore the key for starting a global transformation.
Brown to Green Report 2017 Jul 2017- The Brown to Green Report 2017 by Climate Transparency provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance, and decarbonisation. The report summarises and compares the findings presented in Climate Transparency’s country profiles for each G20 country (incl. the EU). Findings are based on publicly available data by renowned institutions.
Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2017 Jun 2017- The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor ranks G20 member states on their current attractiveness as potential destinations for investments in low-carbon electricity infrastructure. It further considers their current and future investment needs in line with a trajectory compatible with the 2°C/1.5°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement.
Deep Dive – What do current policy developments in China, India and the US mean for investing in renewables? (Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor) Apr 2017- The Allianz Climate & Energy Monitor Deep Dive aims to inform investors and policy-makers on the scale of investments needed in China, India and the US to be in line with the Paris goals; and what recent developments, especially regarding the leadership change in the US, mean for investing in renewable power in the future.
Mobilizing climate finance flows: Nordic approaches and opportunities Apr 2017- In a consortium led by the Finnish consultancy GAIA and with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), NewClimate Institute carried out a study on behalf of the Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotiations (NOAK) to identify how Nordic finance institutions can best contribute to mobilising climate finance to developing countries in a way that supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Brown to Green Sep 2016- Download report Visit the ‘Climate Transparency’ page See open response to comments from the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Australia This “Brown to Green” report by Climate Transparency provides a comprehensive overview and assessment for the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a… Read More

Public presentations & interviews