This analytical report aims to show how microfinance services may undergo the impacts of climate change, analyze the opportunities available for Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and propose concrete actions. It highlights that although microfinance services are not the sole alternative for promoting adaptation to climate change, they have the opportunity and capacity to provide incentives for it, in order to reduce the vulnerability of both their portfolio of clients and the MFIs themselves, in addition to satisfying the growing technological and financial needs occasioned by the impact of climate change with innovative financial services.

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Organization: IDB

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Finance, Adaptation, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic Analysis, Financial Mechanisms

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2011

Language: English