Register your interest for tender opportunities under the new Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, and contribute to the sustainability of the manufacturing sector in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. [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 Mobilising Investment for NDC Implementation programme has been working with countries around the world to unlock finance for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The project in Peru is capitalising on a key opportunity to mobilise private finance in the waste sector. Yasomie Ranasinghe from PwC UK reports. [more...]
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...]
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...]
INSIDE STORY: Rural Ethiopian women diversify livelihoods and boost entire communities’ climate resilience
The Market Approaches to Resilience (MAR) project extended credit and savings facilities to communities in remote rural areas of Ethiopia, providing them with the means to diversify their assets and livelihoods. This helped to buffer them from climate-related stresses and shocks. This 'Inside Story' case study tells the story of what happened. [more]…
CDKN and Acclimatise has released released this guide to provide the most recent guidance and help to navigate the ever-changing GCF project requirements. [more]…