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NEWS: 15 opportunities for private climate investment in South Africa

Blaise Dobson of SouthSouthNorth describes how aligning national priorities, the private sector’s interests and multilateral climate finance frameworks can make investments in climate action a reality. A new study, commissioned by the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership, uses this approach to identify 15 opportunities ready for climate investment in South Africa’s transitioning economy. [more]…

OPINION: Countries must follow technical achievement of COP24 by stepping up ambition

Delegates to COP24 in Katowice, Poland closed the conference on Saturday with a considerable achievement: they signed off an almost-complete ‘rulebook’ – or set of guidelines – for implementing the Paris Agreement. [more]…

OPINION: Three key private finance initiatives for financing a 1.5°C degree target

Kamleshan Pillay, CDKN’s Climate Finance Lead, outlines three potentially game-changing initiatives to enhance private finance of climate action, in response to the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.< [more]…

NEWS: Launch of the Global Green Bond Partnership

Last week, the Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) launched at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA. This new partnership will support efforts of subnational entities such as cities, states, and regions, corporations, private companies and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds. [more]…

FEATURE: Who benefits and who's willing to pay? Key questions for adaptation finance

A recent adaptation finance roundtable examined developing countries’ financing challenges, needs and opportunities in response to climate risk. CDKN's Mairi Dupar reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Private sector innovates to raise climate ambition in Southern Africa

With increasing use of 'blended finance' approaches, public and private financiers are joining forces in the Southern African region to invest in climate change solutions. The increased willingness of public and private investors to work together is a portent of good things to come - report Blaise Dobson and Charlotte Ellis of SouthSouthNorth. [more]…

FEATURE: Communities in semi-arid lands need adaptation support to unlock potential

Florence Crick, Kate Gannon and Estelle Rouhaud describe the vulnerability of communities, and particularly small and informal businesses, in semi-arid lands. They have great potential to adopt more climate-resilient behaviours, if given targeted support to do so. [more]…

NEWS: Join regional ‘Communities of Practice’ on low emission development

The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [more]…

FEATURE: Kenya’s progress in monitoring, reporting and verifying its climate actions

CDKN supported the Government of Kenya to help accelerate progress on planning for NDC implementation, using the NDC Quick-Start Guide. Tom Owino shares results and recommendations from the project. [more]…

NEWS: Ethiopia receives $50 million "direct access" support from GCF

CDKN's Tesfaye Hailu reports on the approval of a project to provide a sustainable water supply, which will benefit one million climate-vulnerable Ethiopians. [more]…

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