Readiness Themes

905, 2017

New film: Switching on climate finance in Kenya

Africa accounts for many of the fastest growing economies in the world, but with this growth comes new challenges including those posed by climate change. Kenya has identified investment in [...]

905, 2017

Private sector angle: How Bangladeshi businesses can profit from climate resilience

Mairi Dupar reports on presentations and discussions at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Read the related blog here: 'Financing Resilience - Global to local actions can work in step to help [...]

905, 2017

Financing climate resilience: There are increasing opportunities for action

Climate and water expert Gavin Quibell believes there are increasing opportunities to finance both the social and economic components of climate resilience. A call to action Despite remarkable progress addressing extreme [...]

1804, 2017

Becoming ‘climate finance ready’: Peru’s experience

Anna Hickman of CDKN catches up with Alberto Paniagua Villagre, Executive Director of Profonanpe, to quiz him on his organisation’s success in becoming accredited to both the Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund.

2211, 2016

OPINION: Direct access to international climate finance – a view from Latin America and the Caribbean

Mathieu Lacoste of CDKN provides an overview of the status of climate finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. He explores how countries of the region are creating the conditions to enjoy direct access to climate finance in the future.

509, 2016

EVENT: Readiness workshop in Morocco brings attention to water scarce MENA region

Join the Adaptation Fund from the 6th-8th September in Rabat, Morocco for a workshop on improving climate finance readiness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Adaptation Fund (AF) is bringing together [...]

2408, 2016

FILM: Getting climate finance ready – Experience from Bangladesh and Pakistan

In this first of three sets of video presentations from the workshop ‘South-South Learning Exchange on Developing Bankable Climate Projects’, Jorge Villanueva and Zabreen Hasan of CDKN pose questions to climate finance specialists from South Asia: Iftikhar Hossain and Nazmul Haque of Bangladesh and Fawad Hayat of Pakistan.

1908, 2016

FEATURE: What makes a good proposal for the Adaptation Fund?

CDKN and its partners have been sharing experiences with each other on how developing countries can become more 'climate finance ready'. As part of this programme, we interviewed Mikko Ollikainen of the Adaptation Fund Secretariat about what he's looking for in a project proposal.

308, 2016

FEATURE: Mobilising finance for climate change adaptation

Fareeha Irfan Ovais, Project Manager for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)'s Low Carbon Scenario Analysis for Pakistan, describes how climate finance can be integrated into the overall development [...]

1406, 2016

Financing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions – Insights from CDKN’s experience

The concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) was introduced in 2007 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a mechanism for enabling mitigation action in developing countries, with [...]