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FEATURE: Understanding climate impacts builds rationale for adaptation finance

CDKN’s Suzanne Carter and FCFA’s Jean-Pierre Roux explore why climate finance proposal developers are being encouraged to focus on climate impacts before determining the best solutions. [more]…

FEATURE: What's the business case for climate-focused urban development in Africa?

Professor Chris Gordon, CDKN's Country Lead for Ghana, argues that innovative entrepreneurs could find a vast array of climate-compatible business opportunities in Africa's cities - especially opportunities that make efficient use of that precious commodity, water. [more]…

FEATURE: Blended finance for climate and food security - The potential of the farm sector

CDKN's Aditi Paul explores how blended finance approaches in the agriculture sector could provide small producers with the much-needed livelihood security they need, as well as climate resilience and food security. [more]…

FILM: Journey through the Green Climate Fund - Insights from Zaheer Fakir

The Green Climate Fund’s 22nd board meeting kicks off this week in Songdo, Republic of Korea. This new film from SouthSouthNorth follows the journey of former Africa Board member and Co-Chair, Zaheer Fakir. [more]…

FILM: Learning into action – leveraging climate finance in Southern Africa

In a new film released by SouthSouthNorth this week, climate finance practitioners in southern Africa share their experiences of accessing resources from the Green Climate Fund. [more]…

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]…

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