Charting a New Carbon Route to Development (UNDP)

Integrated climate change planning - a how-to guide for local and regional policy-makers on planning a low-carbon future. This document (PDF) focuses on the importance of full engagement of sub-national authorities to comprehensively address climate change and suggests that taking the necessary action to tackle climate change will be more effective if it helps address local development issues.


UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals and Toolkits

UNDP has been producing a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP’s support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and National Communications to the UNFCCC in some 140 countries over the past decade. They are intended to enable project managers, UNDP Country Offices, and developing country government decision-makers to acquaint themselves with a variety of methodologies most appropriate to their development contexts in support of the preparation of LECRDS.

State & Trends of the Carbon Market 2011 (World Bank)

The World Bank’s annual review of the global carbon market shows that 2010 was a watershed year as the market ended five years of robust growth with a slight decline compared to 2009. The State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011 shows that the total value of the global carbon market was estimated to be US$142 billion last year.

IFC Carbon Emissions Estimation Tool (Excel download)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) created this Excel spreadsheet to help users predict and understand the emissions profile of a potential GHG source.

Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Handbook (UNDP)

This updated handbook provides hands-on guidance for identifying the most effective technology options for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. By drawing on decades of experience and inputs from leading experts and practitioners, it brings novel insights for carrying out needs assessments and creating actionable plans as part of national climate change strategies.

From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth

This Project Catalyst analysis shows the benefits of green growth and stresses the importance of developing the right policies to support a transition towards the low carbon economy, looking at financing needs of green growth in developing countries, the role of the financing sources identified by AGF report and how the climate finance system should develop over the next decade.

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