This report expands the UNDP's Derisking Renewable Energy Inestment (DREI) framework to private-sector models for solar-battery mini-grids. DREI is an innovative, quantitative framework to assist policymakers to cost-effectively promote private sector investment in renewable energy in developing countries. The report is accompanied by a financial Excel tool on mini-grid sizing and levelised costs.
This report provides investment potential estimates across six key sectors (waste, renewable energy, public transportation, water, electric vehicles, and green buildings). Sector-specific investment potentials are estimated at the global and regional levels. The report also addresses urban resilience, financing solutions, and includes six deep dives into specific cities – one from each region – representing various sizes and stages of development:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Imperial College Business School, SOAS University of London
This report, Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries, represents the first systematic effort to assess the relationship between climate vulnerability, sovereign credit profiles, and the cost of capital in developing countries.
In an effort to identify the limitations of climate finance reporting and provide key recommendations to improve this within the context of compliance with the Paris Agreement, this research analyzes the status of reporting mechanisms that exist under the UNFCCC.
The report Investing in a Green Belt and Road? Assessing the Implementation of China’s Green Credit Guidelines Abroad examines seven case studies to assess Chinese's banks' compliance with the China's Green Credit Guidelines (GCG) in their overseas lending practices.
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
The study Policy Options for Improving Drought Resilience and Its Implication for Food Security: The Cases of Ethiopia and Kenya presents and critically examines the drought policies and institutional frameworks of two African countries frequently challenged by droughts - Ethiopia and Kenya.
Ricardo Energy and Environment, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The report Transport in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) summarises case study findings from rapidly-motorising countries, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru and Viet Nam.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Devolved Climate Finance showcases how an alliance of government and non-government organisations in East and West Africa is working to make the most of the funding from developed countries for climate change adaptation.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
The report Smallholder Farming Systems in Coastal Kenya: Key Trends and Innovations for Resilience explores key trends in climate, livelihoods, food security, crop diversity and social capital in five Mijikenda communities, as well as traditional knowledge-based innovations to address climatic and socioeconomic challenges.