This guidebook (PDF) builds on a large range of UNDP’s ongoing initiatives to support adaptation to climate change. This series is intended to empower decision makers to take action, and to prepare their territories to adapt, and hopefully thrive, under changing climatic conditions.
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.
This report (PDF) serves as the Executive Summary to a series of manuals and guidebooks that UNDP is offering in support of LECRDS. It provides a brief outline of the approach and methodologies that these materials treat in detail.
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.
This paper reviews 10 in–depth case studies of urban projects proposed and operating within the realm of Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. It explores the drivers of success for projects, examining in particular: types of projects that have been successful and their profitability; leadership and other roles ofvarious actors in project initiation development and operation; the role of local co-benefits; and project financial structure and risk management approaches.
The report, the first of a two-part series, provides a briefing to the financial world on current and emerging avenues for business activity in forest-carbon, and highlights roles and barriers for financial institutions to become involved. It underscores the importance of the commitment of the private sector and financial institutions toward the implementation of REDD+, noting that the overall investment needed for implementation of REDD+ activities is predicted at US$17-33 billion per year, therefore exceeding public capabilities.
This training manual shares hands-on experiences from field programs and presents the essential practical and theoretical steps, methods and tools to estimate the opportunity costs of REDD+ at the national level.
More regulatory certainty is needed for the marketplace to transition from an emerging to an established market for forestry projects and products. This report reviews past and current forest carbon projects to lay out lessons and important information for the way forward.