report | 09/2018

National benefits of climate reporting

The discussion paper intends to highlight benefits that a country can obtain through transparent and ambitious climate reporting and a robust and self-sustained MRV system, which go beyond the obvious benefit of fulfilling current and future reporting requirements under the UNFCCC. By highlighting the national benefits that are less visible at first glance, the discussion paper seeks to enhance the understanding of policy-makers and other stakeholders as to why transparency and MRV for climate reporting has merits of its own, and how countries may tap such national benefits. To this end, the discussion paper identifies and describes a number of such national benefits and provides concrete experiences and examples from various countries.

report | 09/2018

Coordinating finance for sustainable refrigeration and air conditioning

The refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector faces a particular challenge in the implementation of effective finance strategies given its cross-sectoral nature – extending from manufacturing of gases and appliances to energy end-use in buildings – and hence the different institutional responsibilities as well as policy and compliance regimes that affect the sector. Against this backdrop, this paper focusses on questions related to the financing of the low-carbon transition of the RAC sector. The objective of the paper is to provide an overview of the current finance situation in the sector including a discussion of the different available sources of finance for ambitious reductions of direct and indirect emissions, and roles of different actors in this regard.

report | 08/2018

Climate change, young women and girls

This report seeks to address a major research gap by adopting an intersectionality approach to better understand the different climate risks, vulnerabilities, adaptation and resilience among people of different ages and different genders. In particular, this report aims to shed light on the specific climate change challenges faced by young women and girls in Northern Thailand whose experiences are not only influenced by age and gender, but also by poverty, legal status, ethnicity, language and education.

report | 08/2018

Global banks of ozone depleting substances

This paper aims to assess the climate impact of existing ODS banks based on a country-level estimate and illustrates the magnitude of potential emission savings achieved by suitable measures to collect and destroy ODS banks. The results of this analysis together with the lessons learned from other project activities are used to develop international guidance on ODS bank management.

report | 08/2018

Low-carbon manufacturing

The imperative to substantially reduce global carbon emissions over the coming decades will require reductions beyond the energy sector (including energy efficiencies). Strategies for manufacturing products fit for a low-carbon economy are multi-faceted. Rethinking product and process design, the overall value chain for the creation, use and end-of-product life, and the management and use of waste streams are some of them. Besides the carbon emissions benefits, new processes, technologies and products present opportunities for localising manufacturing. Low-carbon manufacturing can boost South Africa’s competitive advantage and give access to export markets while overcoming barriers to carbon-intensive exports which other countries are increasingly considering establishing.

report | 08/2018

Non-state action towards climate-friendly and energy-efficient cooling

This paper seeks to inform policy makers and other stakeholders in Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4) partner countries about the potentials offered through both top-down and bottom-up approaches to promote effective mitigation action in key Refrigeration and Air Conditioning subsectors.

report | 08/2018

Synthesis Report: Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation on the Solomon Islands

This synthesis report provides an overview of the first steps involved to identify, prioritise, and implement
ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) projects in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and is based on a detailed series of technical reports prepared for the PEBACC project by BMT WBM, in collaboration with Ecological Solutions Solomon Islands and the University of Queensland.

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