Access to New Finance Mechanisms

Through this highlighted initiative of providing Access to New Finance Mechanisms the UNDP-GEF team is also managing the MDG Carbon Programme through a dedicated Facility (the MDG Carbon Facility). The focus of this work is to develop Clean Development Mechanism (COM) projects with high development benefits in under-represented countries. The focus is shifting towards more scaled-up approaches, like Programs of Activities (PoA) and sector-wide approaches to carbon finance. The team aims to develop synergies with the GEF-funded portfolio, in particular through  developing a number of NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) readiness projects, targeting the energy, urban and waste sectors. The current portfolio consists of 12 carbon finance projects that are under registration or implementation using a variety of clean energy technologies.

 

Projects

Enhancing climate resilience in Thailand through effective water management and sustainable agriculture

While Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development over the last four decades, rising temperatures and more frequent and extreme droughts and floods driven by climate change pose an increasing threat to the country’s economy. Water management has emerged as a leading concern.  

Promoting Innovative Finance, Community Based Adaptation in Communes Surrounding Community in Senegal

The "Promoting Innovative Finance and Community Based Adaptation in Communes Surrounding Community Natural Reserves (Ferlo, Niokolo Koba, Bas Delta Senegal, Delta du Saloum) in Senegal" project will work to create financial incentives to cover the incremental costs of climate change adaptation and support capacity building for vulnerable households and community groups to build