This report provides an overview of Ireland’s international financial support in 2018 to the objectives of the Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification. It also illustrates Ireland’s financial support to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience against climatic and weather-related events.
Ireland has committed to provide financial resources that support enhanced action on climate mitigation, adaptation, technology development and capacity-building. In 2015, Ireland set a Programme for Government commitment to provide €175m in total in climate finance between 2016 and 2020. This report indicates that Ireland has successfully met this commitment, noting a year-on-year increase in climate finance from 2015 to 2018.
The report outlines the level of finance provided by the Irish government in 2018, the channels through which the finance was provided and the focus areas of Ireland's climate finance, and the main recipient countries that benefitted from Irish support.