Fast-Start Finance Contributions
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This workbook contains data from a detailed review of the 2010-2012 fast-start finance (FSF) contributions of five countries reporting the largest FSF contributions (Germany, Japan, Norway, the UK, and the USA) and from a supplemental review of the remaining FSF contributions from 31 additional countries and the European Commission.
The data set is based on the share of the FSF contribution for which project- or programme-level data are available, which amounts to approximately $32B of the total $35B reported by Parties to the UNFCCC. Since not all countries have provided comprehensive project- or programme-level data, country totals derived from our data set differ in some cases from the totals reported by Parties to the UNFCCC.
The database is structured around a framework developed by an expert working group under the Open Climate Network and reviewed by a range of government officials, NGO representatives, and other experts. We applied the framework on the basis of official FSF reports to the UNFCCC as well as supplemental information, including project lists provided by contributing countries, government agency web sites, and the OECD DAC CRS database, as described in the table below. For countries other than the top five contributors, we relied exclusively on FSF reports to the UNFCCC.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The report and data set have been revised to correct a currency conversion error that appeared in the original version, and to include data that were not available at the time the original version was published.
Reporting on FSF was not fully consistent, complete, or transparent, which limited the scope of the data set. For example, not all countries published a list of projects and programmes they supported under FSF, and it was not always possible or practical to compile this information from diverse sources.
Smita Nakhooda et al. 2014. 'Mobilising International Climate Finance: Lessons from the Fast-Start Finance Period.' Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, Overseas Development Institute, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Climate Advisers. Available online at:
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