References & stories from the field

State of the Great Green Wall 

The GGW is an African-led movement under the leadership of the African Union, which brings together African countries and international partners, such as the UNCCD, the FAO, the World Bank, the GEF and the IUCN striving for the restoration of the productivity of degraded landscapes in the countries surrounding the Sahara.

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Costing of energy-related NDC targets in Lebanon 

A climate finance needs assessment for the Lebanese government to identify the support needed by Lebanon to reach its NDC-energy targets. 

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UNIDO Mauritius - Funding Aspect for the Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the Mauritius Port 

Drafting the concept note for the Green Climate Fund application for the CTCN–UNIDO project “Funding Aspect for the Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the Port of Mauritius Port”. 

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NAMA Support 

Project Guatemala - Efficient Use of Fuel and Alternative Fuels in Indigenous and Rural Communities of Guatemala

Provision of external support to assess the plausibility of the proposed project concept and plan for implementation including the evaluation of the project’s market conformity and its concessionality.

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2nd Climate Finance Study for the Union of the Mediterranean

Analysis of the climate finance flows to the SEMed region in 2017.

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Facilitating Application and Development Procedures for Blue Economy Projects

Development of a Blue Economy finance handbook and a Blue Economy project development handbook.

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NAMA Support Project Uganda – Revolving Loan Fund for Uptake of Improved Institutional Cook Stoves

A plausibility check of the financial cooperation component and proposed financing mechanisms of the ‘NAMA Support Project Uganda – Revolving Loan Fund for Uptake of Improved Institutional Cook Stoves’.

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Support for the Austrian EU Council Presidency in the run up to and during COP24

Support to the Austrian government in its current function as the EU Presidency to implement its climate policy strategy and objectives in the course of preparing and during the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland.

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National Approach and Architecture for Climate Finance in El Salvador

Developing an inter-institutional climate finance architecture and strategy to facilitate and prioritise access to climate financing. 

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Bankable Climate Change Projects in Mediterranean Cities

Analysis and selection of bankable projects in Mediterranean cities to seek funding by international donors.
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Climate Finance Study for the Union of the Mediterranean

Analysis of the climate finance flows to the SEMed region in 2016.

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Climate Mainstreaming in the EU Budget: Preparing for the next MFF 

Review of the 2014-2020 MFF for climate mainstreaming and recommendations for improving approach and processes. 

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Supporting the Development of Funding Applications in the MENA region 

Assisting government officials in developing and assessing bankable funding concepts and proposals.

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Developing a National Climate Finance Strategy 

Developing a strategy to finance climate-relevant projects/programmes in priority sectors in Uganda as well as implementation plans for two priority projects/programmes.

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Providing Technical Advisory Support towards the Implementation of Rwanda’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy

Assistance to the Government of Rwanda with progressing  from the development Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy to its implementation. 

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Enhancing Direct Access to Adaptation Funding in Kenya

Enhancing Kenya’s direct access to international climate finance for adaptation, specifically the Green Climate Fund.

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Facilitation and Implementation of the Climate Finance Business Dialogue

Preparation and implementation of the Climate Finance Business Dialogue on the occasion of the Business & Climate Summit 2016 for CGEM on behalf of the Moroccan COP22 Presidency, preparing the private sector contributions on finance.

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ENPI Southern Countries Climate Finance Handbook

Development of a handbook in order to facilitate access to climate finance mechanisms for nine South Mediterranean countries.

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Climate Change Adaptation Investments in the Ports Sector of Morocco

Identifying the adaptive capacity of stakeholders in the ports sector and scoping the potential physical investment for climate change adaptation.

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Promotion of the Deployment of Environmentally-friendly Technologies and Integrated Climate Strategies in Rural Communities in Uganda

Developing strategies to integrate adaptation and mitigation activities as part of a larger follow-on climate action programme through demonstration, training and capacity development measures.

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Mobilisation of Climate Finance for Cities

Investigation of the role local financial institutions are currently playing and could play in the future in financing the urban climate agenda.

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Shifting Private Finance towards Climate-Friendly Investments

Assessment of the amount of public finance needed to shift investments towards climate friendly investments for two periods, “up to 2020” and “2020-2030”.
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Development of a National Climate Change Capacity Development Program

Enhancing the capacities of Palestinian governmental institutions to mainstream and address the challenges of climate change in the areas of adaptation, mitigation and reporting. 
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Scaling up Climate Finance in 2014 and beyond

Analytical study helping the EU to reach consensus on climate finance issues central to the international negotiations focusing on financing meaningful mitigation actions and EU reporting on climate finance.

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Business Strategy to establish a Climate Change Adaptation Private Sector Engagement Platform

Providing entrepreneurs and micro-small-medium enterprises (MSMEs), including the informal economy of developing countries with the necessary information and tools to facilitate, initiate or to increase their involvement in adaptation measures.

Review of the Fairtrade Carbon Credits Standard 

Review of the Fairtrade Carbon Credits Standard draft along with other related documents on economic benefits and trade requirements and Gold Standard documents preparing a final stakeholder consultation round.

Climate Development Projects: Lessons learned 2007-13, Recommendations for 2014-20

Contributing to the effectiveness of climate finance in EU development cooperation and the use of ODA for achieving the target of 20 percent of development cooperation being climate-relevant.
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Options for Cities in the New Market-Based Mechanisms – Lowering Cities’ Carbon Emissions Planning, incentivizing, financing and managing GHG mitigation measures at city level, using new market mechanisms.

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Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+)

Supporting the StARCK+ programme, which assisted with the implementation of the Kenyan National Climate Change Action Plan.

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CDM Market Support Study

Identification of policy and financial opportunities and solutions for the implementation of CDM projects and the continued use of the CDM framework in situations with low CER prices.

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Assessing Barriers and Solutions in Bridging Climate Change Finance with Adaptation Projects and Research in Africa

Evidence-based assessment of the experience of African promoters in accessing adaptation finance and development of a strategy that helps to overcome barriers to accessing finance.

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Integrating Climate Finance into Sustainable Land Management Investment Strategies

Capacity building and elaboration of adaptation project proposals for submission to financial institutions.

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Climate Change Mitigation and Access to Carbon Markets: Assessment of Opportunities and Risks in the West and Central Africa Region

Overview of carbon market and climate policy developments and the mitigation potential in the West and Central Africa (WCA) regions.

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Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments

Developing strategies for the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Morocco.

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REDD+ Investment Study

Assisting a REDD+ Finance Support Facility with preparing its support to REDD+ project developers.

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Climate Finance Workshop Series (Africa, Latin America, Asia)

Education of senior government officials on linkages between agricultural, forestry, rural development and climate change issues with a focus on the various sources of finance available to mitigation and adaptation projects within these sectors.

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CDM Registration of one of the largest Solar Power Plants Worldwide

Registration of phase 1 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Project in Morocco with the CDM what will become one of the largest solar power plants in the world.

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NAMA and CDM-POA Portfolio Assessment

Portfolio scan of mitigation activities and projects in Morocco, identification of pilot and showcase projects, and development of NAMA and CDM-PoA concepts in various sector.

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South Africa-EU Cooperation on Carbon Capture and Storage

A two-year project that informed the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage strategy for carbon capture and storage in South Africa, which proposes an onshore test injection initiated by 2016, followed by larger scale demonstration.

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