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March 2019
Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR)
This publication focuses on the management of the nexus of energy, food and natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa, with a clear focus on gender roles and implications. It presents case studies that showcase a range of options available to improve biomass use, especially in locations and among populations who currently depend on conventional fuels like firewood or charcoal. Although many of these options are context specific, the provided examples demonstrate that generalizable options exist to improve energy access, reduce waste, protect our soils and empower women.
December 2018
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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.
November 2018
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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:
July 2018
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.
February 2018
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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.
January 2018
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
The aim of this report,TEEB Implementation: Supporting Biodiversity and Climate Friendly Land Management in Agricultural Landscapes - Background review for Kenya and Tanzania, is to assess the current knowledge on the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Tanzania and Kenya, to understand what can currently be readily assessed with respect to the interactions between climate change, biodiversity and agricultural development to look at major policy initiatives already in place in the environment and development space, and map key stakeholders.
December 2017
Friends of the Earth

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.

December 2017
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Restoration of degraded land can create vast bioenergy crop potential, without constraining food crops or other land use options.

November 2017
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.
November 2017
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.

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