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The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development.

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WORKING PAPER: Innovative risk finance solutions – Insights for geothermal power development in Kenya and Ethiopia

Developing geothermal power involves some up-front risks in scoping and designing projects. Insurance and other financial instruments can help industries manage the risk and improve private sector involvement. CDKN supported an initiative to improve the capacity of Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s industries to support the expansion of geothermal power. [more...]

CASE STUDY: Benefits of low emission development strategies – The case of Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP), currently under construction, will add 310 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to Kenya’s national grid. A new case study from the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Platform (LEDS GP) assesses the development benefits of the project and some of the measures the developers and government have taken to manage social impacts and generate benefits locally. [more...]