, Volume 62, Issue 1–4, pp 136–146 | Cite as

Climate Finance: Perspectives on Climate Finance from the Bottom Up

  • Miren GutiérrezEmail author
  • Guillermo Gutiérrez


Tens of billions of US dollars are programmed from developed to developing countries to assist them in dealing with the impacts of climate change or to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is the world of climate finance, a stream of money which includes public funding set to swell to $100 billion yearly by 2020. These sums conceal agenda-setting stories on how different countries are coping with climate change. Drawing on data analysis and interviews with beneficiaries of climate finance, this article examines local and adaptation funding as two entry points into the field, connecting different perspectives on climate finance.


Sustainability Development Climate finance Green climate fund Climate change Adaptation Mitigation 



Thomson Reuters Foundation provided financial support for the conduct of the research (i.e. trip to Vietnam).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication StudiesUniversity of DeustoDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaDonostiaSpain

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