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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]…

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]…

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