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The Green Climate Fund and the Role of the World Bank

"At the 2010 UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the 194 member countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help channel finance from developed to developing countries for buildin...

Carbon Capture and Storage in South Africa

"South Africa, a developing country with an energy economy dominated by coal, has potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Given its strong commitment to sustainable development, the country may want tounderstand the implications of this cl...

Equitable Access to Sustainable Development Relevance to Negotiations and Actions on Climate Change

"This paper reflects on the basis and relevance of equitable access to sustainable development (EASD) in the UNFCCC negotiations and on the various perspectives and approaches to achieve fairness in the implementation of the Convention. It neither...

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...

Climate Change in Africa: Adaptation, Mitigation and Governance Challenges

"The hardest hit region has benefited least from the international climate change regime because previous and current global climate change agreements have had little relevance to Africa. The next climate change negotiations will take place in Co...

Africa's Stance on COP 16: A United Front and a Dose of Pessimism

"African countries will be presenting a united front at the COP 16 negotiations in Cancun, Mexico. Key negotiating points will focus on making progress in a few main areas, including technology transfer, capacity building for adaptation, and secu...

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 creat...

International Requirements for Transparency of Mitigation Actions

"Transparency of mitigation actions is an important element of the climate change regime, as negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The focus of this report is to provide a concise description of the o...

Resilient Ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction: Opportunities for Coastal Cities in Africa

Natural disasters are a threat to both natural and human systems. As a result of climate change, extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent. As climate change will continue having devastating effects on African coastal cities, it ...

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