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Canada’s International Climate Finance

Current status: Closed

Opened on June 23, 2020, and closed to input on August 31, 2020. Please see the “What we heard” report for a summary of the input received.

Background: The Government of 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, the Government of Canada pledged $2.65 billion for international climate finance over five years. The Government of Canada is seeking input to inform the development of its international climate finance approach post 2020-21. Although the current funding is now mostly allocated, the Government of 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 engagement, such as roundtables.

How to participate

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

Who is the focus of this engagement

We are seeking input from:

  • Indigenous Peoples
  • civil society
  • academia
  • private sector
  • international or other interested groups

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 the Government of 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 the Government 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 the Government of Canada’s public climate finance contribution for the post-2020 period?
  5. How can the Government of Canada best support Indigenous-led climate action, recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ rights and distinct voices, and the valuable contribution and knowledge Indigenous Peoples have in understanding the environment and tackling climate change?
  6. 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?
  7. How can the Government of Canada continue to promote gender equality through its international climate finance? What does a feminist approach to climate finance entail?
  8. Considering the intersection between women’s rights and climate adaptation, how can the Government of Canada be more effective in supporting sustainable and equitable resource management, agricultural production and access to markets?
  9. How should the Government of Canada align international climate finance to respond to the impacts and priorities emerging from the COVID-19 global pandemic?
  10. How can the Government of Canada’s climate finance support community resiliency as part of efforts to empower the furthest behind, support community-based solutions, build back better and prepare for future crises?
  11. If you would like to provide additional comments about this topic, please include them in your message.

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