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...]
Developing countries need an estimated US$100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020 to adapt to climate change and help them shift toward low-carbon development paths. The funds are still only partly committed by governments and only partly available on private markets. Explore our projects, publications and blogs urging increased ambition, below.
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...]
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...]
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...]
How can governments, international programmes and other stakeholders create an enabling environment for private investment in climate action? In their new paper,Charlotte Ellis and Kamleshan Pillay share key lessons from CDKN’s experience. [more]…
WORKING PAPER: Working across scales - Learning from seven years of climate compatible development in Asia
A new report by John Colvin and Christina McDonagh for CDKN explores the value of stimulating climate compatible development initiatives at multiple levels of governance - drawing on seven years of work by CDKN in India, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan. [more]…
Resources from our partners
This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level, with examples from Ethiopia and Kenya. It aims to understand how well these funds take into account the priorities of local communities, and incorporate national climate change policies and development plans.
The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.