Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector

The report from the Finance Initiative of UN Environment analyses the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change. This report examines how private enterprises make investment decisions in adaptation and how those investments are financed. The report analyses the market barriers that inhibit investments in adaptation, both on the side of the private enterprise investing in adaptation, and on the side of the private financial institution financing such investment. Finally, the report provides practical policy solutions to remove the barriers and scale-up the volume of financial flows for adaptation.