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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.

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.

Climate Change Open Data Platform

The Climate Change Open Data Platform serves as a one stop shop for data and content on climate change-, energy-, and environment-related topics. 

Investment & Financial Flows (I&FF) Methodology (UNDP)

Building upon the UNFCCC's global, top down analysis of the costs of climate change, UNDP commissioned a User Guidebook to support developing countries to undertake a bottom-up, national sectoral analyses of the costs of adapting to the impacts of climate change and mitigating GHG emissions. The User Guidebook, which was developed by UNDP with a group of international experts and regional centres of excellence, comprises:

Seychelles Water & Sanitation (EIB)

Seychelles is suffering from water scarcity due to the concentration of rainfall in a short period within each year, its variability across different years, little groundwater availability and limited opportunities to expand storage capacity necessary to transfer water resources from the wet to the dry season. Therefore, the water supply system is highly vulnerable to meteorological conditions, which may be aggravated by greater rainfall variability linked with global climate variations. The underinvestment in water supply infrastructure has generated a decline in water service quality and in the efficiency of their provision, with high water losses and energy consumption. Sewage collection and treatment facilities are also very limited, posing a high threat to both public health and the environment.

The project consists of four parts:

  1. Renewal and expansion of the water supply systems on the 3 main islands of Seychelles to cover water deficits, improve water and energy efficiency and increase resilience to climate variation;
  2. Upgrading of the existing sewerage system on Mahé island, and the creation of new sanitation facilities on La Digue island to reduce the risk of contamination of groundwater used for the production of potable water;
  3. Implementation of water demand and resource management programmes including environmental and natural disaster risk management;
  4. Capacity building of the promoter through technical assistance and the provision of tools to implement and operate efficiently the water and sanitation facilities.

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.

Gapminder World

Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The initial activity was to pursue the development of the Trendalyzer software. Trendalyzer sought to unveil the beauty of statistical time series by converting boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics.

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.

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