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 Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.
The paper proposes a set of feasibility criteria to assist decision makers to make an informed decision and assess whether an NCF is a feasible option for a country. It also presents important design and management features of NCFs.
The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2012 identifies global climate finance flows of USD 364 billion in 2011. The private sector provided the majority of finance, mostly from developed countries. The public sector acted as a catalyst for private investment by providing incentives and concessional loans, as well as bilateral aid to developing countries. Public and private intermediaries, especially national development banks and commercial banks, played an important role in channeling as well as raising climate finance.
This document (PDF) is based on the dialogue generated at the Tela, Honduras workshop on climate finance. This document contains a summary of ideas and next steps to serve as a point of departure for the regional climate finance agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. These conclusions identify potential activities for improving national capacities, sparking regional exchange concerning key issues of effectively managing climate finance, and continuing dialogue with other regions regarding solutions and innovations adapted to local and national contexts.
The purpose of this publication is to provide a methodological guide to expanding access to clean energy for poor people and micro-entrepreneurs through microfinance and strengthened energy value chains. This guide is intended to support consultation processes that the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) are undertaking in cleanstart countries. It may also serve as a useful tool for broader consultations by others seeking to advance the Rio+20 commitments on energy.
This report provides an overview of UNDP-GEF’s extensive work supporting the development of national renewable energy regimes based around feed-in tariffs. In these activities UNDP-GEF assists developing countries to assess key barriers and risks to technology diffusion, and then to identify a mix of derisking instruments and incentives to remove these barriers and to drive investment.
The case study analyses how the government, international development banks and private sector developers have come together to develop Ouarzazate I as the first stage in the development of a CSP portfolio. The project is still in an early stage, hence the report cannot assess whether it has been successful in meeting its objectives. However, early experience from Ouarzazate I can help inform future projects, providing lessons for replication and scaling up of CSP against a context of ambitious targets for CSP development in Morocco and the Region.