Towards Just and Effective Climate Change: Developing Priorities and Principles

"The context for this briefing paper is a civil society meeting hosted in Cape Town in September 2010 by the Corruption and Governance Programme of the Institute for Security Studies(ISS). Experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America presented papers discussing regional context and national and sub-­national experiences with climate funds in their regions. The papers have been compiled into an ISS report on monitoring the governance of climate finance. The study presents an approach that is grounded in the realities and experiences in funding arrangements across developing countries in the three regions studied. The issues raised here reflect on some of the common findings of that study’s report. This paper is the third in a series of three. The first presents critical reflections on regional trends in climate finance. The second discusses national and sub-­national experiences with the Adaptation Fund, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)and the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). "