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22nd Meeting of the AFB

Briefing on the 22nd meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

The 22nd meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board took place in Bonn from October 31 - November 1, 2013. Please find below the Briefing Paper. >> mehr
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How can the Green Climate Fund initiate a paradigm shift?

CDKN Policy Brief - October 2013

World leaders and governments paved the way for the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements made at the Conference of Parties (COPs) in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancún (2010). The objective of the Green Climate Fund is to achieve a paradigm shift towards low-carbon and climateresilient development pathways. This requires ambition, in the design of funded activities and in the provision of financial resources to the GCF. >> mehr
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Advancing Climate Compatible Development for Food Security

For many developing countries ensuring food security remains a key development challenge, often aggravated by climate change impacts. However, a number of governments that set-up national climate change strategies with the intention to improve conditions in the agricultural sector often find it difficult to address climate change mitigation, adaptation and food security elements in a synergy-oriented manner. The question arises what kind of institutional set-up would be required to better address this challenge? >> mehr
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From Carbon Market to Climate Finance: The Use of ETS Revenues

This paper pursues the question of whether revenues from Chinese emission trading scheme (ETS) pilots, and a future national carbon market, should be used for national climate action in China and what topics should be addressed. Firstly, it will discuss why carbon market revenues should be used for climate finance and how this may be accomplished in theory. The paper then describes the experience of other countries, particularly in the EU, in using ETS revenues for climate actions. Finally recommendations are provided for the Chinese pilot ETS. >> mehr
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AC#4 - Set the Adaptation Committee on a strategic path

A Germanwatch pre-sessional briefing on the AC ́s fourth meeting (5th to 7th of September 2013)

The Adaptation Committee (AC) is the UNFCCC´s key adaptation body aiming to increase the coherence and promote coordination on matters related to adaptation. The AC is set to meet for the fourth time from 5th to 7th of September in Nadi, Fiji. This briefing note aims to give background input on the different agenda items under discussions. >> mehr
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Capping Aviation Sector Emissions through Multilateral Mechanism

During 2013, discussions intensified regarding a global mechanism for addressing emissions of international aviation. This is amongst others due to the fact that in fall 2013 the general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will meet. The general assembly is the highest decision making body of ICAO and meets only every three years. Therefore interest is high in this year’s general assembly and a lot of negotiations have taken place beforehand. >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) - Daily Briefings from the Standing Committee on Finance (August 2013)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place during each day of discussions and substantive points of action or progress. Please note that this is an independent summary by CFAS and not officially mandated by the UNFCCC. >> mehr
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Towards a comprehensive environmental and social policy

Report on the 21st meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

The Adaptation Fund (AF) was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in order to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries affected by the global climate change. This report summarizes the key decisions taken during the 21st meet-ing (July 3-4, 2013) of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB). >> mehr
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Enhancing direct access to the Green Climate Fund

This policy brief, prepared in the context of the Climate Finance Advisory Service (, discussed options and important aspects for enhancing direct access in the Green Climate Fund. Key messages include ... >> mehr
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Short-Term Mitigation Ambition Pre-2020

Opportunities to Close the Emissions Gap

At the UN climate negotiations in Durban (2011), UNFCCC Parties essentially agreed to negotiate a legally binding framework until 2015, including emissions mitigation obligations for all countries from 2020 onwards. In addition, they agreed to keep global temperature rise below 2 °C and to close the ambition gap before 2020. Hence it is not enough to concentrate on post-2020 action. >> mehr


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