Renewable Energy

Climate Change Finance Innovation Award Contest - Terms & Conditions

This document contains the terms and conditions for participation in the Climate Change Finance Innovation Award Contest.

NAMA Sustainable Development Tool (UNDP MDG Carbon)

UNDP MDG Carbon has released a new tool that is designed for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) developers and policy makers. The tool allows users to evaluate the sustainable development performance indicators and sustainable development results achieved over the lifetime of the NAMA.

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Integrated Sustainable Rural Development: Renewable Energy Electrification and Rural Productivity Zones

The objective of this Discussion Paper is to present an innovative model for combining renewable energy rural electrification around the concept of a ‘Rural Productivity Zone’ (RPZ), with the objective of tackling some of the challenges in improving access to energy while encouraging sustainable development and GHG mitigation. This discussion paper provides stakeholders in beneficiary countries and donor organizations a holistic way of tackling rural energy access and rural poverty by setting up an integrated infrastructure for energy and income generation.

Standardized Baseline Guidance Note (UNDP)

MDG Carbon published a Guidance Note for SBs, primarily intended for Designated National Authorities, Coordinating and Managing Entities, and consultants involved with the development of SBs. The Note focuses on the current UNFCCC rules and regulations (Standards and Guidelines) with an emphasis on establishing a Quality Management System. The objective of this document is to make SBs comprehensible and easy to implement thus promoting its wider application across a broad range of relevant sectors.

Standardized Baseline Assessment for Rural Off-Grid-Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNDP-GEF)

This report defines approaches for the development of standardized baselines in CDM projects on off-grid power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Standardisation allows for baseline establishment and additionality demonstration for project types in a defined geography, rather than on a project-by-project basis. Standardisation thereby facilitates access to climate finance or carbon markets.

MDG Carbon documents for Innovative Carbon Finance CoP

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment
Derisking Renewable Energy Investment introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers to quantitatively compare the impact of different public instruments to promote renewable energy. The report identifies the need to reduce the high financing costs for renewable energy in developing countries as an important task for policymakers acting today.

Climatescope 2013: New Frontiers for Low-Carbon Energy Investment in Latin America & the Caribbean

From the Multilateral Investment Fund of IADB and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Climatescope 2013 is an index, report, and online tool in one. Together they provide an updated profile of clean energy invesetment opportunities in the LAC region and track progress made over the past year.

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