In Keta, a rural community of Ghana, a semi-pro basketball player is promoting agribusiness among women and youth to enhance food security during the pandemic. Misper Apawu reports. This is the twenty-eighth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [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.
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...]
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...]
CDKN has launched a new podcast series which looks at innovative, effective, accessible, and convenient ways of delivering emerging themes within climate finance. This is the first episode. [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]…
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.