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While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, the different roles and responsibilities of women and men means there are gendered differences in the impacts of and the responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation actions. This blog explains why a gender analysis is an important first step for countries to build inclusive national climate action.

Posted on April 20, 2019

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This blog explores the importance of integrated data tracking for meeting climate targets, providing the country example of Vanuatu.

Posted on April 9, 2019

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The 2019 Circularity Gap report warns the rate of raw material extraction at 92 billion tonnes per year is already exceeding planetary boundaries, and that due to population and economic growth this figure could swell to a staggering 184 billion tonnes per year by 2050.

Posted on March 25, 2019

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While countries across the African continent are working fiercely to address climate change, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges. This blog identifies the key barriers at the same time explores options on how countries can overcome hurdles to climate finance.

Posted on March 18, 2019

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The blog outlines how Ghana will fund development projects through a carbon finance mechanism that is a central feature of a new clean energy programme.

Posted on February 25, 2019