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Developed countries have committed to provide financial support for climate change mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries. Current financial support is of the order of $10 to $15 billion per year, but over the past few years studies of the cost of mitigation and adaptation in developing countries have estimated the amounts as high as several hundred billion dollars per year. This Special Issue presents the first comprehensive overview of climate change finance in the peer reviewed literature, covering:' Estimates of the cost of mitigation and adaptation in developing countries;' The economic issues involved in estimating adaption costs;' The link between adaptation and development; ' How funds could be raised and effective allocation of the available funds;' Effective delivery of finance.Assembling and comparing estimates currently available only from a variety of reports, the volume provides a vital overview of the subject of climate change finance for negotiators, policymakers and researchers.