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REPORT: Scaling up carbon finance through CDM Programmes of Activities: challenges for low-income household energy projects in South Africa

Applying insights from research on energy projects in low-income households in South Africa, this article, Scaling up carbon finance through CDM Programmes of Activities: challenges for low-income household energy projects in South Africa, suggests that the successful use of PoA in developing countries is contingent on establishing an appropriate institutional framework, building local capacity, increasing institutional learning around project development, and harmonising evolving carbon finance mechanism. [more...]

POLICY BRIEF: Innovation for Climate Compatible Development for the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’

This briefing paper, Innovation for Climate-Compatible Development for the 'Bottom of the Pyramid', will discuss how to organize and advance technological innovation – and key aspects of innovation policies – to contribute to climate-compatible development for the ‘bottom of the pyramid,’ drawing on lessons and experiences from the literature as well as two specific application areas, household energy and rural electricity. [more...]

POLICY BRIEF: Low carbon technology for the rising middle class

This briefing paper, Low carbon technology for the rising middle class, will discuss the role of local and international technology and innovation policies for low-carbon development of the rising middle class in developing countries. Although a large segment of the population of most developing countries remains severely deprived, most developing countries also have a significant and growing part of the population that could be a feasible target for low-carbon policies. [more...]

POLICY BRIEF: The Technology Mechanism under the UNFCCC: Ways Forward

This paper, The Technology Mechanism under the UNFCCC: Ways Forward, highlights the main opportunities that the Technology Mechanism established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) may bring to the development and transfer of technologies and recommends ways forward for the success of the mechanism. [more...]

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