Scoping study on financing adaptation-mitigation synergy activities

This study looks at different ways to improve adaptation and mitigation synergies in climate change financing. It reviews existing definitions of synergies and identifies various types of synergies that have been recognized to date. The study looks for existing funding streams for synergetic adaptation and mitigation and explores opportunities to improve financing of activities that provide demonstrable synergies (or avoided trade-offs) between adaptation and mitigation. The focus of the study is in developing countries. While climate policy cannot be separated from development challenges and other policies in a development context, taking note of the nature of this scoping study, the literature review focuses on the synergies and/or trade-offs between climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, the importance of understanding the interconnections and links of these synergies within a broader development context will also be noted in the report.