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Leveraging Private Sector Finance for Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from CDKN

This paper aims to provide a synopsis of some of the lessons that relate to harnessing private sector involvement in climate compatible development that have emerged from CDKN projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America. By sharing these lesson…

Advancing Africa's Position on Global Climate Finance

"This briefing examines what Africa can do to secure predictability of climate finance as a means of leading a breakthrough. It suggests that innovation and credibility are pivotal to resolving the challenge. It examines what Africa can do, both co…

Climate Finance: Lessons from Rwanda

"Developed countries have made little progress in providing climate finance for the transition towards low emission and climate adaptive development pathways in developing countries. It is expected that a new legal agreement on climate finance will …

Climate Change Financing in Kenya

To date, Kenya has relied on various sources of climate finance, including international public and private sources, domestic public and private sources and carbon finance. Kenya's international climate finance landscape is very fragmented and has r…

Green Finance Mechanisms in Developing Countries: Emerging Practice

To counter the devastating impact of COVID-19, calls are growing for countries to ‘build back better’ in an effort to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy that is climate resilient. Africa is facing glaring development and climate risk ch…

Climate Finance Mobilization in Uganda: The Most Viable Option - Research Paper

The government of Uganda will in the next 15 years require ‘new and additional’ finances to meet its growing cost of addressing climate change. Due to the over dependence on natural resources to meet the country’s development aspirations, Uganda rem…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Climate Finance and Green Development

The COVID-19 pandemic and socio-economic crises that have followed it, have left many countries designing recovery packages to effectively respond to its impacts on markets, human lives and livelihoods. The most common responses have been economic r…

Implications of COVID-19 for Climate Finance in Africa

This occasional paper reflects on the impacts of COVID-19 on climate finance and how governments and financial institutions have responded to the challenge. It does so in the context of the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow, prior to which countries must ma…

Accelerating Private Sector Climate Finance in Africa

Considerable volumes of finance, from both the private and the public sector, are necessary to meet the anticipated mitigation and adaptation needs of Africa. In this policy briefing we highlight the importance of a supportive and enabling regulator…

Financing Adaptation in Africa: The Key to Sustainable Development?

Climate change in Africa is an existential crisis – heightened climate impacts on food security, health, security and economic livelihoods affect the continent’s ability to achieve sustainable development. Adaptation becomes both a policy and an ope…

COVID Recovery and Climate Finance

The availability and accessibility of climate finance are crucial to ambitious mitigation and adaptation action by developing countries. However, the agreed pre-2020 climate finance mobilisation of $100 billion annually by developed countries has no…

A New South African Climate Diplomacy: G7, G20 and Beyond

South Africa has played an important role in global climate negotiations, but this can be further scaled up to respond more directly to the imperative of a more geostrategic and mainstream economic framing of climate diplomacy, and debates around ho…

Improving Sub-Saharan African Access to Climate Change Finance: An Alternative View

To date, only a fraction of climate finance has benefitted sub-Saharan Africa. The availability of finance is not commensurate with current needs and resource deployment has a tendency to be more donor-centric than recipient-focused. This policy bri…

Climate Finance Mobilization in Uganda: The most Viable Financing Option

The Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and the Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility (EMLI) commissioned a study that sought to explore the feasibility of establishing the most viable climate …

Political Economy of Climate Finance in Africa

Literature on global environmental governance (GEG) is vast and crosses multiple disciplines, but relatively less of it directly focuses on climate finance suggesting that the subject is quite nascent and is in the early stages of rapid expansion. D…

Guide to Strengthening Gender Integration in Climate Finance Projects

It is widely acknowledged that a gender lens should be integrated into climate finance projects to achieve transformative gender outcomes, as well as effective climate action and sustainable development. Advancing gender equality through climate act…

Planned Relocation: A Climate Adaptation Response for Southern Africa

Despite contributing the least to climate change, Southern Africa is among the worst-affected regions in the world. People with the least resources to adapt to the effects of climate change will bear the greatest brunt. Adaptation costs are rising f…

An African Climate Finance Agenda for COP26

The climate finance priorities for COP26 identified by African stakeholders, as articulated in this report, demonstrate a keen awareness of the challenges faced in the quantum and quality of climate finance, challenges related to climate finance acc…

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