This series of policy briefs provides an independent commentary on current themes associated with the international debate on climates finance. They are organised on specific issues (direct access, additionality), sectors (REDD+), or regions (sub-Saharan Africa).
This series of short, introductory briefing on various aspects of climate finance are designed for readers new to the debate on global climate change financing. In light of the fast pace of developments in climate finance, the briefs allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the quantity and quality of financial flows going to developing countries.
This CTI PFAN Background Paper on Adaptation, which is conceived as an introduction to adaptation to climate change (adaptation) in relation to private sector financing. The paper constitutes the first step of a programme of work engaged by CTI PFAN, which aims to explore a methodology for facilitating private sector investment and finance in adaptation related projects in developing countries, based on the CTI PFAN model, which is already operating successfully to raise investment and financing for technology transfer projects in the sphere of Mitigation.
HEAT has been successfully piloted in Albania and Uzbekistan. This experience has demonstrated how HEAT can help countries and energy sector stakeholders develop policies and projects that are robust in the face of climatic uncertainties, and assist them in managing existing energy concerns as the climate changes. HEAT identifies key direct risks to energy supply and demand and options for adaptation to establish where to focus subsequent in-depth analyses.
This customised ArcGIS 9.3.1 toolbox has been developed at UNEP-WCMC for REDD+ multiple benefits analyses. It provides both novice and experienced GIS users with a series of analysis tools to help identify, map and understanding the spatial relationship between ecosystem carbon stocks, other ecosystem services, biodiversity, land-use and pressures on natural resources. The resolution of the analysis is defined by the user.
This paper provides an overview of the concept of direct access to funding for climate change actions in developing countries. It focuses on the institutional arrangements that are necessary to facilitate and support direct access and is intended to inform the current and future discussions on direct access modalities, including within the design process for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The paper begins by looking at what the term ‘direct access’ implies, what it is seeking to achieve, and how it has been defined to-date.
The Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) is designed to help project planners and managers integrate climate change adaptation and risk reduction into community-level projects. It helps project designers and managers to understand the links between livelihoods and climate in their project areas; assess a project’s impact on community-level adaptive capacity; and make project adjustments to improve its impact on adaptive capacity and reduce the vulnerability of communities to climate change.