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...]
Business action on climate
Businesses are critical to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions, adapting to the effects of a changing climate and creating green jobs and economic growth – together these can lead to ‘climate compatible’ development (CCD). But breaking into new markets and scaling up climate related products and services can be hampered by barriers such as a lack of knowledge and skills, access to finance or limited demand.
By working together, businesses can overcome such challenges – partnerships can bridge knowledge and skills gaps, open up new markets and reduce the costs of doing business. Programmes such as CDKN can foster these partnerships by lowering barriers such as lack of trust, lack of communication and perceived risk.
The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more...]
Jonathan Grant, a climate change expert at PwC, provides his analysis of this month's global climate talks in Morocco. He captures delegates responses to the United States election results and listens in on private sector discussions on climate action. [more...]
FEATURE: Climate finance landscape – Developing countries still in great need, but private sector shifts give hope
CDKN's Miren Gutierrez takes the measure of latest developments in the global climate finance landscape, including a read-out from Chief Executive Sam Bickersteth and developments in India and Nepal. [more...]
WORKING PAPER: UK trade policy and climate change - maximising commercial, climate and development outcomes
This working paper assesses the challenges and opportunities between UK trade policy and climate commitments. [more]…
CDKN's Bangladesh programme has been contributing to deeper understanding of climate-related loss and damage in the country and to the knowledge base on how Bangladeshi businesses can mobilise resources to address climate change effectively. Read more in this 'Climate and Development Outlook: Bangladesh Special Edition'. [more]…
Resources from our partners
This policy brief distils broad lessons from PRISE about the kinds of policies, institutions and other public investments that can support adaptation and climate-resilient development across a broad range of private actors.
Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): Identification of adaptation options in key sectors
Using a methodology called Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID), this synthesis report identifies climate risk, adaptation options and opportunities for private sector development in Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.