Irish chapter Strategies Approaches submission

Despite difficult economic circumstances, Ireland has maintained support, including public finance, for climate action in developing countries. In this chapter, we describe the strategies and approaches of the key government departments in Ireland. Efforts to date have been focussed largely on grant support from the Exchequer. Ireland has less experience in mobilising, leveraging and/or catalysing private climate finance for developing country actions but intends to make progress here towards 2020. Ireland’s reported climate finance to date has been largely towards adaptation. This orientation will continue in the near future. We think that this orientation can contribute to greater balance between adaptation and mitigation at the global level.