Donors and other funders are investing vast sums in interventions to mitigate climate change and help adapt to its consequences. Yet corruption within climate finance means goals may not be achieved. The countries that receive the most finance also tend to be those that are at higher risk for corrupt practices. A way forward involves developing appropriate and effective anti-corruption tools and strategies. There is also a need to focus anti-corruption efforts on renewable energy, low carbon transport, and energy efficiency.

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