Scaling Adaptation Finance in the Private Sector
Climate adaptation financing remains low at a mere 7% of all climate-related financing, which is a particularly dire problem for Latin America and the Caribbean because the region includes nine of the world’s 20 countries most exposed to climate change. This new IDB Invest white paper analyses why an early response and preventive adaptation solutions are more effective and less costly than late reaction.
The study outlines opportunities for companies and investors to avoid future costs related to rebuilding infrastructure and lower agricultural output stemming from natural disasters or climate change. It also presents solutions ranging from climate-smart technologies and green infrastructure such as mangroves and coral restorations to new instruments, including resilience bonds, that can scale up climate finance.