briefing | 12/2017

Enabling subnational climate action through multi-level governance

The GIZ VICLIM project, ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and UN Habitat present joint working paper on lessons learnt and good examples of climate policies that unlock the potential of cities, regions and other subnational actors. These include the experiences of five countries - Colombia, Germany, South Africa, Mexico and Myanmar- in the implementation of instruments, such as federal initiatives for local action, MRV systems, financial mechanisms, and institutional arrangements with a climate governance focus. 

briefing | 12/2017

Ecosystem-based adaptation: the key to reducing climate risk in Uganda

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is an increasingly popular strategy to address climate vulnerability in developing countries. Uganda — a country already implementing EbA — is currently creating a legal framework to ensure ecosystems continue to be healthy and provide for communities. This local case study seeks to inform Uganda’s decision makers by discussing the effectiveness of EbA, what is helping or hindering implementation, and how challenges can be addressed in emerging legislation and government planning.

brochure | 12/2017

Brochure for inauguration of the Waste to Energy Plant in Nashik, India

Like many cities in India, the city of Nashik is also struggling with citywide Solid Waste and Wastewater management. Therefore, there is an urgent need for an integrated approach to solid waste and wastewater management on the one hand and control of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions on the other hand. The Waste to Energy Project in Nashik is one such solution through-processing of septage (faecal sludge) with organic solid waste and generating energy to create a sustainable business model. This project is an attempt to showcase a viable business model for implementation of waste to energy projects through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and is built on a comprehensive financial and operational model. The plant is planned to treat biodegradable waste and septage generated in the city and generate energy through biogas for feeding it into the Maharashtra power grid.

report | 11/2017

A Tale of Four Funds

Climate finance is essential in catalysing global and national efforts to safeguard the environment and people’s lives, and to avoid serious climate change. It involves flows of public money intended to support developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to environmental impacts, such as droughts, flooding, and sea level rise. This report examines the best practices regarding the transparency, accountability and integrity policies and standards set by four multilateral trust funds with significant climate finance portfolios: the Adaptation Fund, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Factsheet | 11/2017

Good practice for low carbon development

This document includes 10 factsheets on good practices to contribute to low carbon development. The experiences are transferable within MENA countries and also to other regions.
Support for the Mediterranean Solar Plan and Union for the Mediterranean initiatives; Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme; Training on the integration of renewable energy into the electricity; Optimization of the energy consumption of water pumping stations in Jordan; German Climate Technology Initiative (DKTI I); Capacity development for the implementation of a monitoring, reporting and verification system (MRV) for greenhouse gas emissions in Turkey; Capacity building for GHG inventories and MRV in Tunisia; Solar Cooling for Industry and Commerce; Advancing Sustainable consumption and production; National Competence Centre For Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation in Morocco.

brochure | 11/2017

Marine Spatial Planning

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a decision-making process that guides where and when human activities occur in the ocean. Making the right activity takes place in the right area helps the ocean economy to grow sustainably - benefiting humans and the environment alike.

report | 11/2017

South Africa’s 2nd Annual Climate Change Report

South Africa’s 2nd Annual Climate Change Report 2016 is the main output of its climate change monitoring and evaluation system that tracks the country’s transition to a lower carbon and climate resilient economy and society as part of the implementation of its National Climate Change Response Policy.

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