Building Financial Resilience to Climate Impacts
A Framework for Governments to Manage the Risks of Losses and Damages
Governments are facing significant climate-related risks from the expected increase
in frequency and intensity of cyclones, floods, fires, and other climate-related extreme
events. The report Building Financial Resilience to Climate Impacts: A Framework for
Governments to Manage the Risks of Losses and Damages provides a strategic framework
to help governments, particularly those in emerging market and developing economies,
strengthen their capacity to manage the financial implications of climate-related
risks. The goal of the framework is to support sound public financial management strategies
that take into account budgetary and financing constraints, and to foster broader
actions at the national and international levels.
The report examines the role of governments in identifying and assessing climate-related
physical risks and their impacts on public finances, and reporting climate-related
fiscal risks to promote transparency in public financial management. It discusses
how to mitigate those risks through protecting households and businesses, and developing
integrated multipronged financial strategies to fund government expenditure needs.
Finally, it calls for promoting integrated strategies to strengthen financial resilience
at the country and regional levels, and for mobilising development co-operation to
strengthen global climate financial resilience.
Published on December 08, 2022