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Financing a Transition to Climate Resilient Green Economies

"This briefing takes the climate finance landscape framework developed by the Climate Policy Initiative and outlines how public policymakers in several countries are using it to support CRGE investments. We draw on evidence and analysis emerging fro…

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 par…

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 …

South Africa's Green Economy Transition: Implications for Reorienting the Economy Towards a Low Carbon Growth Trajectory

"The notion of green economies seems to have gained momentum in both developed and developing countries. For South Africa, the transition to a green economy presents a mix of challenges and opportunities. This stems from the fact that South Africa…

The Green Economy in the G-20, Post-Mexico: Implications for Brazil

"The preparations for the 2012 G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, coincided with negotiations around the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20), co-ordinated by Brazil. This coincidence led to a conflict between…

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…

Greening Uganda’s Economy as the Sustainable Pathway to Middle Income Status

Uganda is heavily dependent on natural resources for economic growth and the livelihoods of its people. The natural resource-based sectors of agriculture (crop, livestock, and fisheries) tourism, minerals and forests among other resources, are the e…

Green Growth Economy in Uganda: Strategies for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth: 72nd Session of State of the Nation Platform

Green Economies are a path to sustainable development. Green economies respond to the development challenges and imbalances in growth strategies that underlie the global financial and economic crisis by motivating policymakers in nation states to gi…

Green Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Guide for Policy Makers

This guide has been written as a reference tool for policy makers and planners on formulating policies and programmes that are supportive of green industrialization in SSA countries. In particular, the guide has aimed to provide a workable definit…

Mining for a Circular Economy in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Case of South Africa

Mining is not typically associated with visions of a circular economy, where waste is transformed into inputs for ecologically safe outputs. But if the world is to transition to a low-carbon future – a fundamental imperative if we are to avoid war…

Ambitions for Greening Solid Waste Management: Perspectives from Urban(ising) Africa

African cities are vexed by the triple challenge of rapid population growth, urban expansion and poor waste management. With population growth often outstripping economic growth, the ability of governments and municipalities to provide adequate soli…

Conserving the Environment and Enhancing Community Resilience: The Key Climate Change Priorities during and after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated nations leaving many people dead and others vulnerable to hunger and poverty. Many people - especially those employed in the informal sector - have lost their jobs and livelihoods. Most of them have resorted to …

SADC Automobile Futures: Towards Just e-Mobility Transitions

This policy insight reviews the pathways toward enabling just e-mobility transitions in SADC member states. The future of e-mobility in SADC depends on the prioritisation of e-mobility to the poor and vulnerable, while embracing and adapting to the …

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…

Green Recovery and Green Jobs in Africa: The Case of Ghana

The Ghanaian economy experienced a positive growth trajectory over the past decade; however, the economic structure has not changed as the country continues to depend on natural resource extraction (gold and oil). This has had a significant negative…

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…

A One Health Approach to Combatting COVID-19 and Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on the global economic and social fabric. Zoonotic disease spill-over from other species has become a familiar phenomenon, and the need for a more proactive approach to minimise exposure to and oppor…

Gender Equality: A Cornerstone for a Green Economy

With most countries failing to move onto a sustainable development path and fulfil many of the outcomes emerging from the 1992 Earth Summit, a green economy is envisioned as a new pathway to achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication.…

Regional Integration Policies to Support Job Creation for Africa's Burgeoning Youth Population

Africa is going through a youth bulge with more people under 25 than above 50 in all of it's countries. Creating opportunities for the burgeoning number of youth is a challenge that cannot be solved only at the country level. Regional integration po…

Transitioning to Sustainable Development and a Green Economy in the Niger Delta of Nigeria : Challenges and Prospects

This monograph examined the production and consumption activities of a resource-rich, but peripheral and marginalized region of a developing country, that is on an unguided race to develop, and is consequently paying little or no attention to the…

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