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Covid-19 is changing societies' behaviour. Which aspects of this behaviour change could alter the way we live and work for the better? - asks Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. [more...]

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NEWS: UNFCCC call for evidence on the needs of developing country Parties

The UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance has put out a call for evidence on the needs of developing country Parties to support the preparation of a key technical report that will feed into deliberations at COP26 in November. Closing date for submissions is 28 February 2020.  [more]…

FEATURE: Three ways national development banks can unlock climate-smart growth

National development banks (NDBs) have huge untapped potential to support the transformation to climate-smart growth. ODI's Samantha Attridge lists three pre-conditions that need to be in place for NDBs to efficiently channel and catalyse investment.  [more]…

FEATURE: CDKN project unlocks solar power investment in Bangladesh

A CDKN project is breaking down barriers, improving information and making it easier for investors to back solar power in Bangladesh. [more]…

NEWS: Key messages of the Global NDC Conference 2019

The organisers of the Global NDC Conference 2019 summarised the three days of rich discussions among 350 delegates from 80 countries into the following key messages, issued on 17 June 2019. [more]…

FEATURE: Financing NDCs - Business as a key partner

The second day of the Global NDC Conference drew attention to the importance of private sector business and finance as key partners in the delivery of the NDCs. CDKN's Sam Bickersteth reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender equity in climate finance – Why does it matter?

Aditi Paul, CDKN Asia and ICLEI South Asia, argues that climate finance provides too good an opportunity to miss, as a vehicle for advancing women's wellbeing and development and righting some of the deep gender inequalities in society. She recommends how the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of climate finance projects could be improved to help achieve gender equity goals. [more]…

FEATURE: The role of Islamic financial services in climate resilience and adaptation

Margherita Calderone and Lena Weingartner introduce the potential of Sharia-compliant financial products to reach a new consumer base - and in so doing, boost families' and communities' climate resilience. [more]…

WEBINAR: Mobilising investment for NDC implementation

Watch the webinar from the Mobilising Investment project aiming to mobilise public and private sector capital for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). [more]…

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]…

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