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Canada’s International Climate Finance

Current status: Open

Open on June 23, 2020, and will close to new input on August 21, 2020.

Background: Canada’s climate finance commitments

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. It affects every country, and is already having devastating impacts on people, ecosystems and economies.

Read more about Canada’s climate finance commitments.

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In 2015, Canada pledged $2.65 billion for international climate finance over five years. The Government of Canada is seeking input from Canadians to inform the development of its international climate finance approach post 2020-21. Although the current funding is now mostly allocated, Canada remains committed to continuing to finance climate change action in developing countries. Views and ideas shared online and by email will be combined with those gathered through other means of consultations, such as roundtables.

How to participate

Send an email to us at with your ideas or comments.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We are seeking input from:

  • civil society
  • academia
  • private sector
  • other interested stakeholders

Key questions for discussion

You may wish to respond to the questions below, or emphasize any other perspectives you may have. While we will accept and review all input, we kindly ask that you be as concise as possible.

The following are some key questions that the government is considering; you may wish to respond to these specifically, or to frame your response separately.

  1. What are some of the most important issues or areas where Canada could focus when it comes to financing climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries?
  2. For each issue or area that you identified, how can Canadian support make the biggest difference?
  3. In your view, what has been the most successful in the design and implementation of Canada’s current climate finance package ($2.65 billion committed over five years)? What lessons should be drawn from the past five years in developing our next package?
  4. Building on its experience since 2016, what should be the principles that define Canada’s public climate finance contribution for the post-2020 period?
  5. How can the government leverage Canada’s strengths, including those of the private sector, in order to achieve the greatest benefits of international climate finance?
  6. How can Canada continue to promote gender equality through its international climate finance? What does a feminist approach to climate finance entail?
  7. Considering the intersection between women’s rights and climate adaptation, how can Canada be more effective in supporting sustainable and equitable resource management, agricultural production and access to markets?
  8. How should Canada align international climate finance to respond to the impacts and priorities emerging from the COVID-19 global pandemic?
  9. How can Canada’s climate finance support local resiliency as part of efforts to empower the furthest behind, support local solutions, build back better and prepare for future crises?
  10. If you would like to provide additional comments about this topic, please include them in your message.

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