Landscape of Climate Finance: Promoting debate on climate finance flows in Central Europe

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    • WiseEuropa (implementing organisation) is an independent think-tank and research organization based in Warsaw that undertakes a strategic reflection on European politics, foreign policy and economy. The mission of WiseEuropa is to improve the quality of Polish and European policy-making as well as the overall business environment by promoting the use of sound economic and institutional analysis, independent research and evidence-based approach to impact assessment.


    • NewClimate Institute (implementing partner) supports research   and implementation of action against climate change around the globe. NewClimate Institute generates and shares knowledge on international climate negotiations, tracking climate action, climate and development, climate finance and carbon market mechanisms. They connect up-to-date research with the real world decision making processes, making it possible to increase ambition in acting against climate change and contribute to finding sustainable and equitable solutions.


    • Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) (implementing partner) is a think tank that provides public and private decision-makers with expertise on economic and financial issues related to the energy and ecological transition. I4CE strives to implement the Paris Agreement and make global financial flows compatible with low-carbon development that is resilient to climate change. Since 2012, I4CE has conducted and published multiple iterations of the French Landscape of Climate Finance, a study that tracks domestic climate investment and analyzes how it is financed. I4CE will build on its experience and success in France in increasing granularity on climate finance data and linking this with national policy planning processes.


  • About the project:

    The transition to a low-carbon economy requires an unprecedented redirection of financial flows towards sustainable investments. The project aims to promote a strategic vision of the investment and a finance challenge raised by climate action. Its activities will focus on Poland and will be supported by experiences from Germany and France.

    The main objective is to support the exchange of experiences between policymakers, experts, business community and civil society to improve assessment and design of domestic climate finance investment environments as well as to raise the awareness regarding the financial tools available to achieve climate policy objectives and foster the transition towards the low-emission economy. Promotion of best practices in assessment of current investment levels and supporting an increase in sustainable financial flows will be linked with an exploration of the potential of forward-looking analysis and production of investment plans as a part of national climate strategies.

    Project timeline:

    October 2018 – first workshop for the Polish stakeholders in Warsaw
    February 2019 – policy paper on the role of tracking climate finance in low-emission transition
    March 2019 – methodological seminar in Berlin
    June 2019 – second workshop for the Polish stakeholders in Warsaw
    November 2019 – webinar on different funding models for the energy transition
    December 2019 – policy paper on the next steps for implementing the climate finance landscape approach in Poland
    December 2019 – webinar on the progress of climate investment in in the CEE countries


    Zofia Wetmańska

    Project supported by:

    This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

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