Providing electricity to the unconnected 1.1 billion people in developing countries is one of the top political priorities of the international community, yet the costs of reaching this objective are very high.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The increasingly interconnected nature of the global economy means that the impacts of climate change mitigation measures, or response measures, are not confined within the borders of countries implementing them.
This working paper presents an analysis of climate finance flows to Pacific Island states in 2010–2014, collectively and by country, as well as more recent data on flows from multilateral climate funds.
Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power infrastructure.
Climate change is relevant to virtually all other SDGs, including Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth. Uncontrolled climate change will not only compromise the ability of countries to achieve this goal, but could reverse gains in economic prosperity, social progress and poverty reduction.