Mitigation

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Study on Sustainable Charcoal in Uganda (UNDP)

The objective of the NAMA study is to provide Uganda with an opportunity to help shape its future low-carbon development. Reforming the charcoal sector currently provides one of the most important opportunities to not only reduce emission reductions but also achieve multiple sustainable development outcomes for developing countries, and in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Green Economy Guidebook

This document aims to provide an overview of recent literature on ‘Green Economy’ and the related concepts of ‘Green Growth’ and ‘Low‐Carbon Development’ (and other variations such as low‐emissions development or low-carbon growth). The overview provides a brief history of these concepts and brings together recent publications from international organisations, think‐tanks, experts, political groups, governments, non‐government organisations and others, most of which are freely available on the Internet. 

How Covered Bond markets can be adapted for Renewable Energy Finance and how this could Catalyse Innovation in Low-Carbon Capital Markets

This Discussion Paper outlines how covered bond markets could be adapted for renewable energy finance and how covered bonds could provide a stepping-stone towards broadening debt capital markets for low-carbon finance.

Risk Gaps (CPI)

Risk — whether real or perceived — is the single most important factor preventing renewable energy projects from finding financial investors, or raising the returns that these investors demand. It is also one thing that policymakers can cause, control, alleviate, or help mitigate. In a series of three studies, titled Risk Gaps, CPI maps the availability of risk instruments against demand and analyzes several new, potential instruments designed to address the biggest gaps: first-loss protection instruments and policy risk insurance.

Effective Green Financing: What have we learned so far? (CPI)

Drawing on the experience of the San Giorgio Group, the San Giorgio Group case studies provide observations about effective green financing and specifically, about how different policies and injections of public resources are already altering the behavior of private entities, financial institutions, and capital markets to invest in climate change mitigation.

NCF Case Study: Tuvalu Trust Fund (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 Tuvalu Trust Fund (TTF), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.

NCF Case Study: Thailand Energy Conservation Fund (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 Thailand Energy Conservation Promotion Fund (ENCON), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.

NCF Case Study: Micronesian Conservation Trust (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 Micronesian Conservation Trust (MCT), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.

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.

NCF Case Study: China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (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 China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (CCDMF), which is one of seven national funds across the Asia-Pacific region selected as a case study.

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