Avril Benchimol


Avril is a  climate change specialist at the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank:

By Avril Benchimol


Green Finance: Bridging the Gap

There appears to be a fundamental gap in the discourse on climate change between developed countries and developing countries. In the international arena, developed countries have directed most action, resources and efforts towards climate change mitigation. For developing countries, the very present adverse effects of climate change result in a central role of adaptation initiatives, actions that people, government and businesses can take in response to or in anticipation of foreseeable adverse changing climate conditions.