Mitigation

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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Transport Readiness for Climate Finance: A framework to access climate finance in the transport sector (GIZ)

The report provides an overview of existing funds and opportunities available for transport climate finance, what does it mean to be ready for transport climate finance, and measuring and evaluating performance. It identifies seven components of readiness to access transport climate finance. These characteristics apply to the capacities and actions of governments, institutional stakeholders, and the private sector, as well as to local resources and market conditions.

 

Financial Instruments and Mechanisms for Climate Change Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Guide for Ministries of Finance (IDB)

Developing countries could receive international climate financing through diverse resource streams (private investment, traditional development aid, dedicated national funds, carbon markets, etc.), but it is fragmented both in terms of its source as well as its destination (various line ministries, general budget support, national implementing agencies, private sector, etc.). Additionally, application processes vary both in length and requirements.

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.

Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2013 (CPI)

The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2013 finds that global climate finance flows have plateaued at USD 359 billion, or around USD 1 billion per day – far below even the most conservative estimates of investment needs. On one hand, there is some cause for optimism: Although private investment has declined in general terms, technology costs for large-scale renewable energy have fallen further, perhaps as economies of scale start to take hold.

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. 

Capacity Assessment Tool for Climate Change Institutions (UNDP)

This capacity assessment scorecard will be one key resource to identify Institutional Capacities for Climate Change, which will allow a prioritized Capacity Development Plan to be prepared.

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