Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams

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Is a green recovery in Africa possible after Covid-19?

An ambitious plan to ensure stimulus spending in Africa is used to ‘build back better’ after Covid-19 has been unveiled. Backed by 54 African leaders and championed by President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, the recommendations were issued by the Global Center on Adaptation and African Adaptation initiative.

Evaluación económica inicial de los efectos de COVID-19 y alcance de las opciones de política en Costa Rica

Con el fin de generar evidencia que permita la toma de decisiones sobre los desafíos que supone la pandemia, el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Costa Rica, presentó este martes el más reciente análisis “Evaluación económica inicial de los efectos de COVID-19 y alcance de las opciones de política en Costa Rica”, estudio que registra la identificación de los canales de transmisión, los impactos económicos que se vislumbran y opciones de política pública para la atención de la emergencia.

Climate Strategies 2020

The publication includes contributions from Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as the foreword by CTCN Director Dr. Rose Mwebaza on how CTCN connects countries with the know-how, technology and finance to achieve their climate goals, and the contribution by Orly Jacob, CTCN Advisory Board Chair on the power of networks.

The Heat is On

Climate change is here. It’s causing heatwaves, floods, wildfires and droughts, and contributing to the extinction of animals and plants. It’s melting glaciers and raising sea levels. Costs from extreme weather are surging—the global reinsurer Munich Re says 2017 was the most expensive ever;  hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria helped push losses to a staggering US$330 billion. The cascading effects of climate change are disrupting national economies and affecting lives of millions of people.

Financing local adaptation to climate change

Financing local adaptation to climate change: Experiences with performance-based climate resilience grants has been produced by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). Local authorities in least developed countries (LDCs) are in a unique position to identify climate change adaptation responses that best meet local needs, and typically have the mandate to undertake the small- to mediumsized adaptation investments required for building climate resilience. Yet they frequently lack the resources to do so – particularly to do so in a way which is aligned with established local decision-making processes and planning and budgeting cycles.

National Adaptation Plans 2018 - Progress in the process to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans

Eight years into the process of formulating and implementing NAPs, many countries have advanced their process, while others have faced obstacles during the initial stages. This publication makes this information visible and available to a wider audience, to facilitate wider sharing of lessons learnt.

Replenishment - Green Climate Fund

In October 2018, the GCF Board launched the Fund's first replenishment. This followed pledges for the 2015-2018 period of USD 10.2 billion, of which nearly USD 7 billion has been received to date. The replenishment is an expression of global solidarity and partnership with countries and communities most affected by climate change. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate and scale up global action to match the ambition and urgency needed to meet the climate challenge.

Women as Environmental Stewards: The Experience of the Small Grants Programme

In this publication, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, features women as environmental stewards in case studies about biodiversity conservation, climate change, land degradation, international waters and chemicals and waste management.

Climate2020: Degrees of Devastation (2018)

UNA-UK report on implementing the new climate deal agreed by UN member states in Paris in 2015. It equips policy-makers, practitioners and interested observers with insights on how to make the agreement a reality. The publication features articles from over 30 authors drawn from the UN system and from governments, the private sector, academia and civil society.

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) introduces an innovative, quantitative framework to assist policymakers in developing countries to cost-effectively promote and scale-up private sector investment in renewable energy.