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Understanding ‘bankability’ and Unlocking Climate Finance for Climate Compatible Development

As a result of the complex and stringent requirements, countries have spent a significant amount of resources on various aspects of climate finance readiness. However, this has been focused mainly on building the necessary institutional, technical...

Supporting Ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons Learned from Developing Countries

Some of the key learning points that have emerged from this diverse experience, was summarized in this Working Paper. This Working Paper should be seen as a companion volume to CDKN’s ‘Guide to INDCs’ (2015), which provides a practical example of ...

How a High-Ambition Global Climate Deal Will Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Governments will agree in this year 2015 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period to 2030, as well as a new global climate agreement, which will take effect from 2020. Together, these could set the course for environmental sustainab...

Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda

This report which mainly discusses The Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change, presents information about the current “adaptation deficit” in Uganda and the negative consequences and costs that climate variability already has on th...

Participation and Planning for Climate Change: Lessons from an Experimental Project in Maputo, Mozambique

In this project it was demonstrated that local residents in Chamanculo C, and perhaps Maputo more broadly, could be responsive to a participatory planning culture. It is essential to give each citizen a voice in order to develop the potential of l...

The Impact of Climate Change on the Achievement of the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Governments will agree this year that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for the period to 2030, and a new global climate agreement, will take effect from 2020. Together, these could set the course for environmental sustainability and human wel...

Climate Compatible Development in the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’: Lessons from Rwanda

This working paper documents Rwanda’s lessons related to national-level climate change planning, captured as part of the “Lesson Learning from National Climate Compatible Development (CCD) Planning” study. Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mozambique p...

Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Experience from Benin, Mali and Togo

Benin, Mali and Togo – are three West African countries which have participated in the project ‘Energy, Eco development and Resilience in Africa (EERA)’. This project offers lessons to other countries on approaches that can be taken toward a ‘Sma...

The Sustainable Development Goals : Will they Deliver Climate Compatible Development for Vulnerable Countries?

"While the three dialogue countries have different national contexts in relation to the climate and development agenda, some common principles were articulated throughout the events: Tackling climate change is recognised as critical to the achiev...

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Agriculture Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

"This thematic brief summarises the key findings of the report relevant to the agricultural sector. The agricultural sector is amongst those sectors most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and weather extremes, not least because of its de...

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters for Ecosystems: Lessons from the IPCC SREX report

"Good ecosystems management is critical for managing climate extremes and disasters. It plays three positive roles: delivery of ecosystem-based adaptation; delivery of co-benefits for livelihoods and biodiversity conservation; and support for ...

Tackling Exposure : Placing Disaster Risk Management at the Heart of National Economic and Fiscal Policy

"This review has demonstrated that disaster losses are rising and threaten future economic development, especially given the associated threat of climate change. A policy solution is to integrate risk management into economic and fiscal policy, w...

Green Growth: Implications for Development Planning

"Leaders have been rethinking their growth and development strategies since 2008 in response to the twin challenges of a global economic downturn and increasing environmental degradation. Policy makers and economic planners are always looking for...

How to Scale out Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change

"Development decision-makers increasingly recognise community-based adaptation (CBA) as a viable way to build communities’ resilience to climate change, particularly those most vulnerable to its impacts. CBA puts them in the driving seat when it c...

Exploring the Role of Climate Science in Supporting Long Term Adaptation and Decision Making in Sub Saharan Africa

"Africa faces considerable challenges in adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change. Policy-makers not only have to contend with projected changes to the region’s climate, but also high vulnerability to existing climate variability and lo...

Differentiated Mitigation Commitments in a New Climate Agreement

"In 2011, at the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, the international community agreed to negotiate a new climate agreement, to enter into force in 2020. Negotiatio...

LDC Concerns Related to MRV in the Climate Regime

"Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mitigation action and of support (related to finance, technology transfer and capacity building) emerged as a key pillar of the future climate regime in the Bali Ac...

NAPAs and NAPs in Least Developed Countries

"The LDC Expert Group (LEG) prepared Technical Guidelines for the NAP process in 2012, based on the COP’s initial guidelines. The review of the guidelines will now take place at COP 20 in Peru, in 2014, based on comments submitted by Parties to t...

A Local Vision of Climate Adaptation : Participatory Urban Planning in Mozambique

"With an estimated population of 1.1 million, Maputo is the most densely populated city in Mozambique. The city is sharply divided into two areas: ’the cement city’, or the old colonial centre with paved roads and high-rise buildings, and the bair...

Building Consensus in the UNFCCC Lessons from a Seasoned Negotiator and Observations of a New Negotiator

"The first paper: Lessons from a seasoned negotiator : provides an introduction to the UNFCCC negotiation process and suggests how consensus may be achieved. It is aimed particularly at negotiators who have just joined the process, but should als...

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