Posts by Hannah Pitt

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How NAMAs Can Make Projects Bankable

Achieving national climate goals under the Paris Agreement will require substantial low-carbon, climate-resilient investment— and most of these resources will come from the private sector. The key challenge will be to turn countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into concrete actions that create the conditions necessary for climate-compatible investment.  Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are one... continue reading »

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Building the Plane as We Fly It: Progress and Next Steps for an Effective Green Climate Fund

“We are building the plane as we fly it.” This is a phrase often repeated by GCF Board members Leonardo Martinez of the U.S. and Tosi Mpanu Mpanu of the Democratic Republic of Congo, referring to the ongoing work of putting in place the Fund’s policies and procedures even as it opens its doors to business.... continue reading »

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The Green Climate Fund and the Paris Agreement

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement. At its upcoming meeting in June, the GCF Board will consider the details of how the Fund could contribute to the outcomes and objectives of the climate deal.  To inform this discussion, CCAP has partnered with the... continue reading »

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CCAP Submits Inputs for the Green Climate Fund’s Initial Proposal Approval Process

The GCF should be the “keystone” climate finance institution supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement, including reducing emissions and building climate resilience in support of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), as well as transforming financial flows. The GCF’s approach to the project cycle will be critical in order to build and efficiently support... continue reading »

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With the Paris Agreement in Place, What’s Next for the Green Climate Fund?

Last week, Board members of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) met for the first time since the historic Paris Agreement was adopted last December. While the Board shelved a number of important decisions until the June meeting, the atmosphere was positive and there was a constructive exchange of views on many issues. A key question... continue reading »

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Financing INDC Conversion through the GCF

As the Green Climate Fund (GCF) opens its doors and other sources of climate finance scale up their support to developing countries, the coming years will be pivotal in helping countries convert their commitments under the Paris Agreement into financeable investment strategies. Early action on INDC conversion is critical. For many developing countries, the implementation... continue reading »

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The Need for INDC Conversion

In preparation for the UNFCC COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this month, countries around the world have been putting forward their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), which outline the specific pledges countries intend to take post-2020 towards reducing their emissions. continue reading »

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Upcoming Climate Finance Opportunities in the GCF and NAMA Facility

On May 13th and May 21st, 2015, CCAP held two videoconferences around recent developments in the NAMA Facility and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with Asia and LAC countries in our Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN). Participants representing ministries of energy, climate change, environment and development across nine countries attended. CCAP shared new information about the NAMA Facility’s Third Call for proposals and recent developments in the GCF. MAIN countries discussed their plans to submit proposals to each of these funding sources. continue reading »

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