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Innovative Risk Finance Solutions: Insights for Geothermal Power Development in Kenya and Ethiopia

Valuable lessons and insights for the international development cooperation and climate finance sphere is provided in this CDKN project. There is generally a central role for technical assistance and the targeted use of international public finance…

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 ho…

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 sustainabil…

Climate Resilient Development: Experience from an African Capacity Development Programme - Investing in Water Security for Growth and Development

Insights and lessons learned from a capacity development programme are presented in this learning brief on water security and climate resilient development covering eight countries in Africa – Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwan…

The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, Agriculture and Food Security in the Ethiopian Rift Valley: Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Services

The findings from an agricultural survey is addressed in this study. This report focuses mainly on explaining the farmer’s sensitivity to the changing climate and the way they perceive the notable changes in rainfall and temperature conditions and …

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 also …

South Africa’s Municipal Integrated Development Plans

"The IDP is the principal statutory planning instrument for local governments in South Africa. In both cities, climate change interventions were initiated prior to the inclusion of climate change as a strategic priority in the IDP, which almost cer…

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 8

"Rwanda is pioneering steps towards a climate resilient green economy. This publication summarises CDKN’s partnership work with Rwanda to date, highlighting key achievements and signposting further information.In “Rwanda: Pioneering steps towards …

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 3

In this newsletter the first article title: Raising the voice of Mountain Governments covers the Government of Nepal need to become a world leader in highlighting the special needs and interests of mountain regions in a changing climate. Protecting…

Towards the Fifth Review of the UNFCCC’s Financial Mechanism

"Financial support for mitigation and adaptation actions in developing countries is at the core of the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is due to the legal obligations created by the Convention …

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 achievem…

Using Climate Information to Achieve Long Term Development Objectives in Coastal Ghana and Mozambique

Accra in Ghana and Maputo in Mozambique are cities currently facing many development challenges, such as poor transport and drainage infrastructure, as a result of inadequate planning regulations and law enforcement. These weaknesses in governance a…

Bottom-up Climate Legislation in Cameroon: Suggestions for a General Approach to Develop Legislative Interventions on Climate change through Public Consultations

This report summarizes the consultation process, outcomes and possible next steps. It does not offer generally applicable findings for Cameroon but presents a general approach that - with the necessary resources and time - could be employed to organ…

Emerging and Exponential Technologies: New Opportunities for Low-Carbon Development

This paper discusses how new technologies can contribute to achieving climate change goals in developing countries, focusing on how emerging and exponential technologies can support, and potentially accelerate, the implementation of Nationally Det…

Critical Success Factors for Resilient Water Infrastructure

Water security underpins the achievement of development agendas across many sectors – including health, energy, agriculture, environment, mining, and other industries. Water infrastructure is vital for delivering water security. Water infrastructu…

Smart Incentives for Mini-Grids through Retail Tariff and Subsidy Design: A Guide for Policymakers

Clean energy mini-grids are receiving increasing attention as a cost-effective means to deliver energy access and achieve climate change commitments. However, the economics of mini-grids in developing countries remains challenging, as mini-grids oft…

The Current and Future Climate of Central and Southern Africa: What we have Learnt and what it Means for Decision-Making in Malawi and Tanzania

UMFULA has addressed questions of climate science, climate impacts and decision-making processes for adaptation, including: How does the climate of central and southern Africa work? And how well do climate models represent the key processes responsi…

The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land: What’s in it for Africa?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrest…

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