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OPINION: How can Nepal finance climate action?

Dr. Divas B. Basnyat of Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI (divas@ndri,org.np) writes on the challenges and opportunities for accessing climate finance in Nepal. This blog is based on the project “Support for Strengthening Climate Finance Activities in Nepal” funded by CDKN and implemented by NDRI in partnership with Prakiti Resource Center (PRC). [more]…

PROJECT: Strengthening climate finance activities in Nepal

CDKN is supporting the government to enhance their understanding and capabilities towards accessing and utilizing Climate Finance. [more]…

FEATURE: Balancing climate and development targets through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach: Lessons from Amazonia and Indonesia

Using a 'Water-Energy-Food Nexus' approach can help policy-makers navigate the trade-offs involved in working towards economic growth and sustainable development. Helen Bellfield of the Global Canopy Programme describes how CDKN research applied this approach in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Indonesia. [more]…

FEATURE: Risk insurance to help Pakistan’s poorest deal with climate change

Syed Abbas Hussain examines how risk insurance for Pakistan’s poorest and most climate-vulnerable people has become an issue of increasing concern – and how a CDKN project is proposing some answers. [more]…

OPINION: Government action needed to accelerate green business in Asia

In this article, Sandra Khananusit, CDKN's consultant highlights the key points of a debate on the potential of initiating and strengthening green businesses in Asia, focusing on how the governments of the region can engage with the private sector and create an enabling environment for the private sector to invest in low emission development strategies and NDCs. [more]…

FEATURE: Private sector facility: New business opportunity for private sector on climate action

Munjurul Hannan Khan, CDKN’s Country Engagement Leader, Bangladesh and Tahmina Hadi, CDKN’s Junior Consultant, Bangladesh highlight that how effective mobilisation of the private sector by funding entities such as the Green Climate Fund, can create an enabling environment for the private sectors to engage in a business model that supports climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: The Philippines’ challenge for urban resilience

Danica Marie Supnet of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, highlights the proceedings of the series of workshops and community discussions on bridging the gap between local climate change adaptation planning in the urban sector and access to climate finance. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate finance - Monitoring and utilisation in Pakistan’s context

Fareeha Irfan Ovais, Country Programme Manager, Indonesia highlights the proceedings of a roundtable discussion where participants elaborate the functions, outcomes and challenges of implementing monitoring reporting and verification (MRV) systems in Pakistan. [more]…

Fact Sheets: Low carbon scenario analysis for Pakistan

These sectoral fact sheets, developed as part of the 'Pakistan Low Carbon Scenario Analysis' project conducted with the support of the CDKN, highlight options that have been identified and quantified for [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change - A new market for Bangladeshi businesses

Private banks and financial institutions in Bangladesh requested CDKN’s support to build their capacity and understanding of climate finance mechanisms. Will Bugler and Yousuf Mahid say Bangladesh could lead the world by showing how to engage the private sector effectively and ensure that businesses are squarely involved in the country’s adaptation process. [more]…

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