TCI-ClimateChange@fao.org

PUBLIC CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR, AND FINANCING MECANISMS

The library is being populated with the most relevant publications, including the latest ones of 2011.

Should you have any documents you wish to share with us, please send them to us with your comments for posting in the Library!

Title/Abstract

Year

2011

Assessing the Financial Flows for REDD+: the Pledge-Implementation Gap

This article discusses the current state of financing achieved for REDD+ programmes through the FCPF and the UN-REDD programme, how the state of these REDD+ programmes will affect the implementation of REDD+ and consequent impacts on multilateral efforts to reduce emissions.

KEYWORDS: Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, sustainable management of forests, reduction of deorestation, carbon fund

   

SOURCE: IDEA Carbon

2011

La situación de REDD en Perú

Existen diferentes iniciativas encaminadas a apoyar una futura implementación de los mecanismos de reducción de las emisiones derivadas de la deforestación y la degradación de los bosques en los países en desarrollo (REDD), y de la función de la conservación, la gestión sostenible de los bosques y el aumento de las reservas forestales de carbono en los países en desarrollo (REDD Plus o REDD+)1. Estas iniciativas incluyen los cambios institucionales necesarios para asegurar su efectividad y son promovidos tanto a nivel de proyecto sub-nacional, nacional, bilateral y multilateral. Perú participa del Mecanismo Cooperativo para el Carbono Forestal (FCPF, por sus siglas en inglés) conducido por el Banco Mundial y del Programa de Inversión Forestal (FIP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Fondo Estratégico sobre el Clima (SCF, por sus siglas en inglés); asimismo, también viene promoviendo la cooperación bilateral con los gobiernos de Estados Unidos, Suiza, Japón, Finlandia y Alemania, pero también con organismos internacionales como la FAO, e instituciones privadas como la Fundación Gordon y Betty Moore, entre otros, con el objetivo de mejorar su capacidad para hacer frente a la deforestación y degradación de los bosques.

KEYWORDS: REDD en Perú, FCPC, FIP, SCF, políticas públicas, negociaciones internacionales

   

SOURCE: http://www.dar.org.pe/publicaciones/2001/pdf/REDD_peru01_2.pdf

2011

Adapting for a green economy: companies, communities and climate change

Many companies’ long-term growth trajectories are linked to growing markets in developing and emerging countries that are among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Proactive companies will complement public sector-led adaptation efforts. By managing new risks and seizing new opportunities, they will help communities adapt to This chapter provides insights from Caring for Climate companies and ideas for how to: Determine what climate adaptation means for your company: • Connect climate “adaptation” and “resilience” to your company and corporate culture, building on existing mitigation initiatives • Integrate climate adaptation into core strategic business planning processes Identify critical climate risks, find opportunities: • Align business objectives with adaptation priorities • Build portfolio of climate-resilient goods and services Develop partnerships with shared value: • Build mutually beneficial strategies with local communities, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders, build communication channels • Partner with internal and external decision-makers a warmer world, and in so doing protect and promote their own competitive advantage in a thriving green economy that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive.

KEYWORDS: proactive companies for adaptation efforts, green economy, private sector, climate resilience

   

SOURCE: http://unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/Environment/climate/C4C_Report_Adapting_for_Green_Economy.pdf

2011

The climate investment funds

This business guide to the Climate Investment Funds aims to create awareness in the business community about the Climate Investment Funds and to cast light on the role, structure and current status of the CIF. A more ambitious aim is to provide private sector relevant information on the mechanics of the roll out process and how the private sector can get involved. This would better prepare the private sector and catalyse engagement – a critical feature of the funds. We hope that this initial guide will help along this route, but recognize that in view of the newness of the funds and the scattered sources of some information, will require further exploration to provide more practical information to the private sector.

KEYWORDS: Private sector, Business, Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, Forest Investment Program, Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries

   

SOURCE: http://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/files/CIFBusinessGuide03_11.pdf

2011

Agricultural Monitoring and Evaluation Systems: What can we learn for the MRV of agricultural NAMAs?

Mechanisms for support to Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have potential to upscale adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices in developing countries. Discussions of both NAMAs and agricultural mitigation have focused on methodologies for estimating emission reductions and data requirements for MRV. But the quality and credibility of NAMA MRV is also determined by institutional processes for MRV. There has been little documentation of agricultural monitoring and evaluation systems in developing countries and no previous analysis of whether they provide a credible basis for MRV of climate impacts. This paper describes an existing MRV system for a large scale grass cultivation programme in China and explores attributes of the MRV system that are consistent with the principles for credible MRV in existing UNFCCC mechanisms. Based on the case study, the paper suggests that agricultural MRV systems may be credible where (i) their procedures are encoded in explicit rules that are transparently communicated, (ii) include provisions for quality control and quality assurance, and (iii) are based on institutional arrangements that provide accountability in ways appropriate to the national context. We conclude that design of agricultural NAMAs would benefit from considering existing agricultural MRV systems and assessing the extent to which they are able to provide an institutional basis for credible MRV in national and international climate policy contexts.

KEYWORDS: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), MRV, UNFCCC mechanisms, Agriculture

   

SOURCE: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/Publications/files/workingpaper/WP0144-11.pdf

2011

Technical Cooperation Project (TCP): South-South and North-South Cooperation Programme to promote Sustainable Land Management

The Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), created in 1996, is an international organization composed of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor – all signatories of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The eight countries include almost 230 million of people with different cultural and geopolitical backgrounds and, for all of them, land degradation and climate change issues represent a common problem to be addressed. This Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) CPLP/FAO finds its roots in the effort of the member states to improve their national capacities to implement the UNCCD, by sharing their experiences and technical support. During the COP 7 (Nairobi), the UNCCD Focal Points, looking for assistance, expressed their need for technical cooperation to the Global Mechanism. In 2006, at their Third Meeting, the CPLP Environment Ministers signed the Declaration of Brasilia, which established a platform for cooperation to help overcome growing challenges in the areas of environmental education, climate change, desertification and effects of drought, and to promote an integration of environment and development During the UNCCD COP 8 in Madrid, a high level side event chaired by the CPLP Executive Secretary endorsed a general framework of a CPLP Cooperation Programme prepared with FAO technical assistance, in line with the Decennial Strategic Programme for 2008-2018 approved at COP8 for the Convention to Combat Desertification. With the overall objective of support the Member States in designing an inter-sectoral and participative plan to combat desertification and creating a CPLP Cooperation Programme to combat desertification, the TCP also carried out activities to strengthen the institutional capacities needed to implement the CPLP Cooperation Programme for the Sustainable Land Management.

KEYWORDS: Sustainable Land Management, Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), UNCCD, TCP

   

SOURCE:

2011

Catalysing Climate Finance

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a publication titled "Catalyzing Climate Finance – A Guidebook on Policy and Financing Options to Support Green, Low-emission, Climate-resilient Development," which aims to enable countries to better assess the level and nature of assistance they will require to catalyze climate capital based on their national, regional and local circumstances.

KEYWORDS: UNDP, Climate Finance, low-emission, climate-resilient development strategies

   

SOURCE:

2011

A briefing for financial institutions, Opportunities and roles for financial institutions in forest carbon markets

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released a report titled “REDDy-Set-Grow: Opportunities and roles of financial institutions in forest carbon markets,” which stresses that the financial sector must step up its engagement in the emerging green market, and proposes improved regulation to this end.

KEYWORDS: UNEP FI, REDD+, forest carbon markets, financial institutions

   

SOURCE: http://www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/reddysetgrow.pdf

2011

GEF Publishes Roadmap for Accessing LDC Climate Fund

May 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a roadmap to clarify the steps necessary for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to access funds for climate change adaptation and mitigation through the LDC Fund. The LDC Fund supports the preparation and the implementation of the National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs), thus any LDC country having completed its NAPA is eligible for funding projects under the LDC Fund. The publication, titled "Accessing Resources Under the Least Developed Countries Fund," goes through the steps necessary to present a project, and other relevant topics, including rules and policies, reporting requirements, criteria for approval, co-finance and direct access. The Annexes include templates for project presentations.

KEYWORDS: GEF, Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), Climate change mitigation and adaptation

   

SOURCE: http://www.thegef.org/gef/sites/thegef.org/files/publication/23469_LDCF.pdf

2011

Beneficios de REDD Plus. La diversidad biológica y los medios de vida

De qué manera es posible configurar las medidas y las políticas para hacer frente, de forma simultánea, al cambio climático, la pérdida de diversidad biológica y la pobreza. Vínculos existentes entre la adaptación basada en los ecosistemas y las medidas de mitigación. El objetivo de esta publicación es introducir a los expertos, en especial a los que trabajan en el campo del cambio climático, en los conceptos básicos de la “diversidad biológica forestal” y la “capacidad de recuperación de los bosques y la adaptación basada en los ecosistemas”, que tienen relevancia para la conexión entre mitigación y adaptación. La integración de los aspectos de la diversidad biológica y los medios de vida en el esquema de REDD-plus sólo tendrá éxito si la aplicación de estos aspectos tienen recompensas económicas o de otro tipo. Las políticas y las medidas que contribuyen simultáneamente a la implementación de varios compromisos internacionales, tales como las de restauración de bosques o de gestión forestal sostenible, tienen mayores posibilidades de éxito a largo plazo, a pesar de que los costos de coordinación y planificación sean inicialmente más elevados.

KEYWORDS: REDD plus, Convenio sobre Biodiversidad Biológica, Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas

   

SOURCE: http://www.cbd.int/forest/publications.shtml

« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 24

Credits: Luc Dubreuil - Massimo Lupascu