With the historic Paris climate agreement now in place, including mitigation commitments, now called Nationally Determined Contributions or (NDCs), from 195 countries, governments are now charged with converting their targets into actionable policies and programs on the ground. CCAP’s recently-released a paper, Converting Nationally Determined Contributions into Action, takes a deep look at INDCs from... continue reading »
Colombia was preliminarily awarded 9M EUR by the NAMA Facility to implement a program to reduce GHGs in the refrigeration sector. continue reading »
The international community has committed to keeping the rise in global average temperature to below 2°C. However, global financial investments are often inconsistent with this objective. The German government has commissioned a study on “2°C Compatible Investment Criteria,” which investigates how public financial institutions can develop selection processes that evaluate whether project proposals are consistent with the 2°C goal. continue reading »
Today is Earth Day 2014. What better day to reflect on the direction of efforts around the world to reduce air pollution? A slew of environmentally focused articles and opinion pieces have sprouted recently, as is the usual pattern for this time of year, and a theme – one that you’ve heard CCAP expound a... continue reading »
The International NAMA Facility announced its second call for NAMA Support Project Outlines, inviting national governments of developing countries and emerging economies to submit proposals for highly ambitious, feasible projects that have the potential to catalyze transformational change toward low-carbon development. The call will be open until July 15, 2014. To read more about the... continue reading »
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) – in coordination with GCF board members Mr. Arnaud Buisse (France), Mr. Irfa Ampri (Indonesia), Mr. Per Callesen (Denmark), and Mr. David Kaluba (Zambia) – hosted a policy dinner on the margins of the sixth board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Bali, Indonesia. The dinner... continue reading »
This meeting summary captures the key take-aways and discussion points from CCAP’s Policy Dialogue on Criteria for the Green Climate Fund, held at the UNFCCC 19th Conference of the Parties in Warsaw, Poland on November 18, 2013. Related documents: Discussion Draft: Supporting Transformational Climate Action through the Green Climate Fund
Today at the UNFCCC 19th Conference of Parties (COP) in Warsaw, the joint Germany-UK NAMA Facility announced the funding of the world’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA in Colombia. CCAP will partner with Colombian Development bank FINDETER to deliver $20 million (USD) in technical and financial resources to catalyze the building of TOD neighborhoods in... continue reading »
El 15 de noviembre, en la décimo novena conferencia de las partes (COP) de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (UNFCCC) celebrada en Varsovia, el Fondo internacional para financiamiento NAMA de Alemania y el Reino Unido anunció que entregaría fondos a la primera Acción Nacionalmente Apropiada de Mitigación (NAMA, por su... continue reading »
In the next two years, negotiators and experts will need to work out how to configure a comprehensive 2015 international climate agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the 17th conference of the parties in Durban, climate diplomats agreed to chart out a work plan (i.e. the Durban platform for enhanced... continue reading »
NAMA finance is a critical component of the NAMA mechanism and is essential to getting NAMAs off the ground and into the next stage of implementation. Already at least 33 developing countries are in various stages of developing more than 55 NAMAs and 34 feasibility studies, exhibiting a high level of interest and engagement. Furthermore, this week, the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Building and CCAP organized the Global NAMA Financing Summit bringing together high-level government officials across developing countries, key contributing countries, multilateral development banks, and international and national development banks to discuss the role that financing institutions have in support of NAMA development. continue reading »
Coinciding with the Global NAMA Financing Summit, CCAP released An Emerging Architecture for NAMA Finance, which describes how nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) can drive climate mitigation in developing countries. continue reading »
This paper lays out the role of NAMAs in scaling up climate action in developing countries by attracting investments from the private sector and development banks.
This paper is part of CCAP’s effort to support the development of NAMAs in developing countries through the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) program. It is meant to be an addendum to CCAP’s recent paper, An Emerging Architecture for NAMA Finance (May 2013), and was prepared as a resource specifically for developing countries participating in... continue reading »
“Policy Insights” discuss practical climate change solutions that are emerging from CCAP’s extensive on- the-ground work in developing countries and internationally. Initially they will focus on the effective implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries. continue reading »
Presentation from the second MAIN-Asia dialogue held in Vietnam.
This policy brief provides an overview of a number of financial mechanisms and design elements to consider in developing NAMAs that can effectively mobilize investments in mitigation projects.
This paper examines international experience with Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV), which has focused on accounting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the national and project levels. National reporting of emissions has centered on the preparation of national communications which are required every four years for developed countries. While national communications are currently voluntary for... continue reading »
The Center for Clean Air Policy-Europe (CCAP-Europe) is the sister non-profit organization of CCAP located in Brussels, Belgium. Established in January 2008, the purpose of CCAP-Europe is to significantly advance cost-effective and pragmatic air quality and climate policy through research, analysis, dialogue and public education. CCAP Europe actively educates and involves a broad range of stakeholders worldwide in... continue reading »
Supporting Ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions CCAP is working to support the design and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and Low-Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) in developing countries through regionally-based dialogues, web-based exchanges, and practitioner networks. Recent UNFCCC negotiations have made it clear that climate protection will depend on actions on the ground in... continue reading »
The Third Mitigation Action Implementation Network dialogue in Bogota last week successfully built on and surpassed the first two dialogues we held in 2011. More than 70 participants from 8 Latin American countries (LAC), including teams of five policymakers from diverse ministries, came together to design policy actions, known as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)... continue reading »
COP-17 marks the two-year point of the Fast-Start Finance period which was conceived out of the Copenhagen climate talks. Developed countries made the collective commitment to “provide new and additional resources, including forestry and investments through international institutions, approaching USD 30 billion for the period 2010–2012.” There is also recognition for a balanced approach between adaptation and mitigation initiatives. continue reading »
Before the inception of Fast-Start Financing and talks of a Green Climate Fund were even underway, climate finance was steadily flowing into developing countries by way of multi-lateral and bilateral financing mechanisms from developed countries. Europe in particular has been at the forefront, helping to finance a number of important actions in developing countries that... continue reading »
In Climate Finance Works, readers will find vignettes of situations where European funding has supported mitigation actions in developing countries. These projects are the seeds of change that are germinating around the world. As future financing flows, other such projects will grow and help create a fertile field that makes a difference when it comes... continue reading »