Blaise Dobson of SouthSouthNorth describes how aligning national priorities, the private sector’s interests and multilateral climate finance frameworks can make investments in climate action a reality. A new study, commissioned by the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership, uses this approach to identify 15 opportunities ready for climate investment in South Africa’s transitioning economy. [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.
Delegates to COP24 in Katowice, Poland closed the conference on Saturday with a considerable achievement: they signed off an almost-complete ‘rulebook’ – or set of guidelines – for implementing the Paris Agreement. [more...]
Kamleshan Pillay, CDKN’s Climate Finance Lead, outlines three potentially game-changing initiatives to enhance private finance of climate action, in response to the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. [more...]
Last week, the Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) launched at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA. This new partnership will support efforts of subnational entities such as cities, states, and regions, corporations, private companies and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds. [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]…
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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.