This document contains the terms and conditions for participation in the Climate Change Finance Innovation Award Contest.
UNEP’s new publication "Climate Finance for Cities and Buildings: A Handbook for Local Governments" aims to help raise awareness among local stakeholders regarding the challenges and opportunities for climate finance in the urban environment. The lead authors of this UNEP Handbook are from ENERGIES 2050, a non-profit NGO working at both the local and global level, to realize and share best practice from the transition towards a sustainable energy future.
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.
This paper examines international, national and municipal mechanisms for financing adaptation, and reveals the systemic barriers that prevent money being channelled into the hands of low-income and highly vulnerable urban residents in low- andmiddle-income countries, and hinder effective urban adaptation. At the same time, a number of highly organised, pro-poor, locally managed funds are being pioneered across a number of cities in low- and middle-income countries.
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.
The Climate Change Open Data Platform serves as a one stop shop for data and content on climate change-, energy-, and environment-related topics.
This paper is backgrounder for the ongoing and further work on the question of how to finance a NAMA. It aims to identify in the context of technical assistance what has to be considered when planning and implementing a NAMA and mobilizing the financing of that individual NAMA.