John Ward on adaptation funding

Mr. John Ward, Director of Vivideconomics, discusses the different sources of funding reserved for adaptation and development initiatives. Development funding is meant to come from the Overseas Development Agency (ODA) while funding for adaptation comes from several sources, some bilateral, some multilateral. He explains the difference between spontaneous and programmed adaptation funding and then explains the “moral” argument around the responsibility of developed countries to pay for adaptation.

Interviewed by Emily Bowie on December 1, 2011, COP 17, Durban, South Africa