Events

Climate action in times of crisis: LEDS LAC Conference on sustainable recovery - Sept 2-4, 2020

The virtual LEDS LAC event will focus on promoting sustainable recovery after COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, we will discuss three main thematic areas (1) Design of long-term strategies, (2) Update and raising ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and (3) a sectoral component particularly related for transport and sustainable mobility. READ MORE HERE >>

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Ghana commits to implementing its ambitious climate actions by launching a revision process

Ghan has launched the revision process of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to strengthen the implementation of national priorities on climate change adaptation and mitigation to achieve low carbon development in the country.The revision offers a good opportunity for Ghana to raise its ambition and integrate emerging policies into climate change actions at the national level.

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Colombia launches Climate Promise: An opportunity to win the most important race of our lives

The initiative seeks to accelerate the country's contributions towards solving one of the most important issues of our time: climate change. With the leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Foreign Ministry and the National Planning Department, the Climate Promise will identify the mitigation, adaptation and implementation ambitions of the 2020-2023 development and action plans across all levels. These ventures at a territorial level are catalytic actions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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WORLD WATER WEEK EVENT | Enhancing NDCs: An Opportunity for Adressing Water Interactions - August 24, 2020

Water management is critical for adapting to and mitigating climate change. This event discusses water interactions, implementation and financing in the process of enhancing NDCs to the Paris Agreement. How can countries improve the coordination of their water and climate work? NDC Focal Points from Peru and Somalia will share their experience and insights.

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Caribbean Virtual Exchange Series on NDCs

The webinar series, which was launched in May 2020, offers an exchange of best practices and knowledge on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the processes under the Paris Agreement for the Caribbean Region.CThe series is carried out in partnership with the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre - St George’s, the NDC Partnership, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).

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NEW WEBINAR SERIES: Climate and Water

The webinar series set out to contribute to strengthen climate and water linkages in national frameworks such as NDCs, NAPs and various investment mechanisms. It aims in particular to highlight climate and water inter-linkages and contribute to improve the coordination across climate and water decision-makers and professionals; provide examples of coordination and implantation mechanisms and introduce the financing landscape of climate and water. The learning objectives of these webinars are to build awareness and understanding on linkages between climate and water; on plans and tools to support implementation of water and climate coordination; and on financing mechanisms on climate ad water coordination

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Water and Climate | Decision-making and Coordination for NDCs - July 9, 2020 @ 11am UTC

The first webinar will discuss how improved cross-sector understanding and knowledge among climate and water decision-makers and professionals contribute to improved coordination between climate change and water decision-making. It will introduce a practical tool for identifying climate and water inter-linkages.

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Water and Climate | Implementation through NAPS, NDCs and other Strategies - July 16, 2020 @ 11am UTC

The second webinar aims to help countries to understand the different processes and tools that can help in adaptation planning and implementation, starting from the strategic level adaptation planning up to local level adaptation actions.

Speakers: Kidane Jembere, GWP; David Hebart Coleman, SIWI; Anjali Lohani, GWP.

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Water and Climate | Finance for Water Sector - July 23, 2020 @ 11am UTC

The third webinar aims to introduce the three main global climate finance mechanisms and further zoom in to the GCF - understanding its mandate, investment criteria, its operational modalities, funding windows and procedures for accessing resources for climate resilient water initiatives.

Speakers: Alex Simalabwi, GWP SAF; Andiswa Nyongwana, GWP SAF; Anjali Lohani, GWP; Rene Schieritz, GWP SAF; Alastair Morrison, former Water Sector Senior Specialist at GCF.

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News and ideas

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Ghana has launched the revision process of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to strengthen the implementation of national priorities on climate change adaptation and mitigation to achieve low carbon development in the country.

Posted on September 6, 2020

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Today, the Climate Promise is born in Colombia. The initiative seeks to accelerate the country's contributions towards solving one of the most important issues of our time: climate change.

Posted on August 19, 2020

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its heart, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

Posted on August 2, 2020

 

Resources

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'The Ecosystem of Private Investment in Climate Action' report acts as a resource guide for any stakeholders interested in better understanding the broader ecosystem of private investment and the…

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This Note outlines the core elements, processes, workflows, and outputs of a Climate Change Finance Framework.

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Biodiversity finance is the practice of raising and managing capital and using financial incen-tives to support sustainable biodiversity management. This workbook was developed by the…

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UNEP - UNDP Guidance on circular economy approaches.

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Frequently asked questions on Article 6, market-based mechanism and cooperative approaches, including internationally transferred mitigation options (ITMOs).

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The Integrated MRV tool is a first of its kind initiative which enables tracking, reporting and verification of GHG emissions; impacts of mitigation (including NDC) actions; impacts of adaptation…