Low-Carbon

Developing Financeable NAMAs: A Practitioner’s Guide (IISD)

The guide book offers a quick screen methodology to identify NAMA opportunities with potential for climate financing, and a deep screen methodology to analyze and determine the most appropriate development options to meet country-specific needs. And the process has been tailored to produce NAMA Concepts and Proposals that align with the requirements of the UNFCCC NAMA registry that will open this year. The guide walks policy makers through all the steps needed to successfully develop NAMAs and demonstrate preparedness to access available funding.  

The Methane Finance Study Group Report: Using Pay-for-Performance Mechanisms to Finance Methane Abatement

The Methane Finance Study Group, upon the request of the G8, has published a report which considers pay-for-performance mechanisms for methane abatement. The analysis complements the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) work on finance by focusing on an efficient method to deliver public finance to abate one SLCP (methane).

How to Solve the Climate Negotiation Problem: It's all relative (BNEF)

In this paper BNEF presents an alternative negotiating process based on the concept of “emissions intensity” in which emission targets are related to economic activity, rather than the current paradigm of absolute emission reductions for developed countries and little obligation on developing countries. Expressed in this way, targets can be agreed for all countries, not just developed countries. They would also be more flexible and give governments more control over achieving the targets.

China’s Carbon Emission Trading: An Overview of Current Development (SEI & FORES)

China has embarked on one of the largest endeavours in climate economics ever, to establish a national carbon emission trading system by 2015. As a first step, carbon-trading pilots have been initiated in seven provinces and cities. The success or failure of those experiments will to a large extent determine the future of climate policies in China.

Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport (GIZ)

The technical document #5, “Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview,” was developed by GIZ together with the Bridging the Gap Initiative. The paper represents a practical guide for developing country governments on how to access climate funds for sustainable land transport interventions. The guidance focuses on climate change mitigation and updates existing and proposed sources of climate finance in the context of the land transport sector.

The Green Investment Report: The ways and means to unlock private finance for green growth

The report highlights that governments need to strategically target their public finance to attract private capital into green investment through measures such as guarantees, insurance products and incentives, combined with the right policy support. It includes examples where governments and public financing agencies have successfully mobilized significant amounts of private investment for clean energy, water and agricultural investment. It concludes with a series of recommendations for investors and governments to scale up these successes to close the green investment gap.

Mobilising Climate Investment: The Role of International Climate Finance in Creating Scaled-Up, Low-Carbon Energy

Limiting global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels will require billions of dollars in investments each year to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and shift to low-emissions development pathways. This report draws on the experiences of six developing countries to examine how public climate finance can help meet the significant investment needs of developing countries by creating attractive conditions for scaled-up investment in low-carbon energy.

How Covered Bond markets can be adapted for Renewable Energy Finance and how this could Catalyse Innovation in Low-Carbon Capital Markets

This Discussion Paper outlines how covered bond markets could be adapted for renewable energy finance and how covered bonds could provide a stepping-stone towards broadening debt capital markets for low-carbon finance.

NCF Case Study: Environmental Protection Fund in Lao PDR (UNDP)

This paper aims to enrich knowledge sharing about the establishment and management of national climate funds (NCFs), which is organized by the Asia-Pacific Community of Practice on Climate Finance. It reports the lessons learned extracted from the establishment and management of the Lao Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.

NCF Case Study: China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (UNDP)

This paper aims to enrich knowledge sharing about the establishment and management of national climate funds (NCFs), which is organized by the Asia-Pacific Community of Practice on Climate Finance. It reports the lessons learned extracted from the establishment and management of the China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (CCDMF), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.

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