Revealing over-reporting of climate adaptation finance and support

CARE International



Congratulations to the Greenhouse team on the amazing coverage they managed to secure for our report. You’ve set the bar very high for our future media work! It’s great to see how the story continues to develop weeks and months after the launch. Thanks for all your hard work and flexibility – it’s been a real pleasure working with you.
John Nordbo
Head of Climate, CARE Denmark
In 2009, developed countries committed to mobilise $100 billion of climate finance a year to support climate activities in developing countries by 2020. $50 billion was to be spent helping vulnerable people and countries adapt to climate change. CARE International research revealed that between 2013-7, official figures for adaptation finance were overstated, and in some did not genuinely target adaptation. 
Launched Climate Adaptation Finance: Fact or Fiction?, to expose developed nations’ over-reporting of climate adaptation finance by an estimated $20 billion between 2013-17. Strategically, we launched the report shortly before the Climate Adaptation Summit, attended by world leaders, to influence the ongoing debate.
Delivered extensive global media coverage with over 100 articles across 25 countries, and an estimated 4 million coverage views. More than 16 countries across the Global South covered the report, including Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh. Highlights included Thomson Reuters, AFP, EFE, ANSA, Al Jazeera and Der Spiegel.
Conversations with French and EU government representatives took place to discuss the report findings, following media coverage across Europe. Following a Greenhouse briefing, The Guardian asked questions relating to the report’s findings to Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of Global Center on Adaptation, during the Climate Ambition Summit press briefing. 
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