Tools and Solutions

Tracking adaptation finance: An approach for civil society organisations to improve accountability for climate change action. Oxfam. 2015.

This guide is designed to help civil society organisations track climate change adaptation finance flows in their countries. It provides background information on climate adaptation and adaptation finance and describes a five-step process for tracking international adaptation finance flows. Further, the guide outlines how to use information on the flow of adaptation finance to design evidence-based advocacy strategies and influence the governance of adaptation finance at the national level.

Climate Public Expenditures and Institutional Review (CPEIR). UNDP. No date.

The CPEIR is a tool developed by UNDP to monitor climate finance spending, which focuses specifically on national budget allocations in developing countries, rather than international climate finance. The tool has been piloted by governments in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Thailand and Vietnam. The definition of climate change related expenditures is tailored for each country based on a consultative process that takes into account its national priorities. In addition to tracking the public climate expenditures of a country, the CPEIR methodology also reviews its climate change plans and policies, institutional framework and public finance architecture to make recommendations to strengthen them.

Keeping REDD+ clean: A step by step guide to preventing corruption. Transparency International. 2012.

This manual helps interested parties to understand and address corruption risks associated with forest carbon accounting – particularly REDD+ – programmes and strategies at the national level. Users will learn how to identify corruption risks and instruments to help address these risks within the development of national REDD+ action plans and strategies, and the implementation of REDD+ and other forest carbon projects. The manual’s scope does not extend to corruption risks at the international level. Rather it is deliberately focused on processes that occur in country, to facilitate the participation of national and local groups in informing national policy, planning and project implementation. This tool is principally designed for civil society actors who work with other NGOs, governments and the private sector to help design systems that are transparent, accountable, responsive and thus effective. It will help inform and guide forest carbon risk assessments, but should be adapted by users to fit their country contexts.

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