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Supporting International Climate Negotiators: A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

"The poorest and most climate vulnerable countries have the most to lose from climate change, but are often unable to fully represent their interests in international climate negotiations. Since July 2011, CDKN’s Negotiations Support programme has …

Minimum Wage Enforcement in the Developing World

"Drawing on evidence from developing country studies, this paper considers several key issues. We discuss the impact of minimum wages in the developing world based on a selection of recent studies and highlight non-compliance with minimum wage laws …

How Can the Green Climate Fund Initiate a Paradigm Shift?

"World leaders and governments paved the way for the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements made at the Conference of Parties (COPs) in Copenhagen (2009) an…

Climate Diplomacy: Seeing the Bigger Picture

"Climate diplomacy is the practice of managing negotiations under the current international climate regime. One of its aims is to deliver a global agreement in 2015 that will limit the global temperature increase to a maximum of 2°C and create …

Climate and Development Outlook: Issue No 7

This issue deals with negotiations support. The first article covers climate diplomacy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands as they are coping with drought and rising sea levels. The second article looks at the new digital divide where global cli…

Climate Finance: Challenges and Responses

"Embarking on a climate compatible development pathway now has a price tag. The cost of tackling climate change in developing countries could reach some hundreds of billions of dollars annually over the coming decades. Low-emission and climate-resil…

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 …

Is REDD+ an Opportunity to Support Climate Compatible Development in Developing Countries?

"Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, and enhancing forest carbon stocks in developing countries(REDD+) plays a vital part in global efforts to tackle climate change. This has generated interest among the international community a…

Defining Climate Compatible Development

"Climate compatible development is development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future. Climate change and responses to it are …

How to Build Consensus in Climate Change Negotiations

"This policy brief is the result of an event convened by CDKN and PwC in October 2012 at which leading thinkers presented their ideas for increasing the collective global ambition for climate action. The event and this paper are outputs of CDKN's In…

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 depe…

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 cl…

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 n…

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. Negotiations…

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 Acti…

Narratives of Scarcity: Understanding the 'Global Resource Grab'

"Global resource scarcity has become a central policy concern, with predictions of rising populations, natural resource depletion and hunger. Resulting narratives of scarcity drive behaviour and justify actions to harness resources considered ‘under…

Sustainable Biofuels: Crops and Access in Developing Countries

Biofuel production in developing countries can be instrumental in poverty reduction but can also marginalise the rural poor. The rise in biofuel production sparked a debate over the threat that energy security poses to food security. This paper look…

Review of Linked Modelling of Low-Carbon Development, Mitigation and its Full Costs and Benefits

This paper reviewed the modelling applications and models aimed at low carbon development. The conclusions and key messages follow from the literature on the state-of-the-art of models; variety of modelling studies, especially those focused on devel…

International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD): The Process Revisited

Six years ago, the World Bank and the Food and Agricultural Organization set up a consultative process to find out whether an international assessment of agricultural knowledge science and technology (AKST) was needed. The IAASTD was launched in Sep…

Operationalising an Equity Reference Framework in the Climate Change Regime Legal and Technical Perspectives

"This paper identifies legal, architectural and technical options for the operationalisation of the ERF in climate change regime. Section 2 of this paper outlines the design of the process by which the ERF, which contains technical and diplomatic…

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