With three months to go until the next international climate negotiations, many developing countries are working hard to live up to the promises made in the Paris Agreement. But many institutions in developing countries face challenges in accessing and effectively deploying international climate finance. Representatives of two groups from Africa -- the Senegal-based Centre de Suivi Ecologique and Kenya's National Environmental Management Authority -- got together in July to help each other tackle some of these challenges.
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The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the largest dedicated international climate fund, is expected to channel billions of dollars to help developing countries combat climate change. It is one of the primary institutions supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement and is built into the Agreement as one of the operating entities of the Agreement’s financial mechanism.
This week, the Board of the Green Climate Fund meets in Songdo, South Korea, for its 13th meeting since the Fund’s inception in...
Uruguay went from having virtually no wind generation in 2007 to installing the most wind per capita of any nation in 2014. New WRI research explores the country's smart use of climate finance, and offers lessons on how other nations can successfully transform their energy sectors.
Last December in Paris, 195 countries came together and adopted a landmark agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement is significant for a number of reasons, not least of which is the direction it provides on climate finance. It is now clear that the world needs to align financing pathways with the Agreement’s long-term goals, strengthen national institutions that will implement climate activities, and increase...
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer revealed 2016's top stories to watch when it comes to the environment, economy and sustainability.
Delivering on the Paris Agreement will require significant investment and finance. The Agreement made four big strides forward to scale up climate finance, but questions remain.
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¿Cómo pueden los países en desarrollo acceder a fondos internacionales para combatir y adaptarse al cambio climático? Ésta es una de las más importantes interrogantes que se plantea en las negociaciones sobre el cambio climático en la COP21 y tal vez, un elemento crucial para concretar un acuerdo internacional.
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The Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund are unique in that they provide climate finance directly to national institutions in developing nations. Here’s how countries can meet the Funds’ requirements to help finance mitigation and adaptation activities.
As of this Monday, 174 countries had submitted their national climate plans to the UN, in preparation for the Paris climate summit that begins next week. These “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs) show countries are stepping up to take collective action to address climate change. Governments have set out a variety of different approaches, including specifying absolute emissions-reduction targets, setting economy-wide emissions intensity goals, outlining efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and detailing specific actions they plan to take in a range of...
Developing countries need large amounts of finance to support ambitious climate actions. This paper highlights lessons for developing country institutions seeking access to funding from the multilateral climate funds.