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economics and decision making

In order to achieve ambitious national climate goals, the use of economic instruments such as crop and climate insurance, taxes, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and other financial incentives are important enablers. The CTCN is collaborating with relevant stakeholders to support local entrepreneurs, small- and medium enterprises and larger businesses, as well as governmental decision-makers, in identifying these economic instruments. Furthermore the CTCN provides technical assistance for strengthening countries’ capacity to access international financing for climate technology opportunities. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Economics and financial decision-making

  • Focal Point and Expert Meeting on Green Technology and Access to Sustainable Financing in the Arab Region

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    Event
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    04 - 06 March 2019
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    The Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) Technology Centre (ETC) in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lebanon organized a meeting to support countries to access technical and financial opportunities in the Arab region. The meeting was attended by 51 representatives from 15 ESCWA member countries from academia, research institutions, ministries, industry, NGOs, international and regional organizations. 

  • Development of a national roadmap for the use of low-temperature geothermal power in thermal conditioning in residential, industrial and commercial sectors

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    Technical Assistance
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    Thursday 26 July 2018
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    Design
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    Uruguay has already embarked on a path towards a diversified electricity/energy matrix with a strong domestic renewable energy component. It is necessary to build local capacities in relation to new non-conventional renewable energies (NCREs) and electricity storage technologies, taking into account future scenarios in which it is not only possible to store surplus in the region but local demand has also developed in sectors prone to consuming more electricity.

  • Naireeta Services Pvt. Ltd.

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    Organisation
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    Network Member

    Naireeta Services is a social enterprise which established in 2011 in Ahmedabad, western part of Gujarat State of India provides innovative two-fold solution can increase India's annual agri-income by empowering poor women engaged in agriculture. 

  • Syecomp Ghana Ltd

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Knowledge Partner

    Syecomp specializes in the acquisition, processing, analysis and synthesis of Geospatial data from Earth Observation Satellites and multispectral drone sensors for various applications using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology. Syecomp pioneers the operational application of optical and radar satellite monitoring and mapping systems for commercial agricultural activities in Ghana and other African countries, crop monitoring, land-use monitoring, and environmental and natural resource management.

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 8 January 2019

    Smallholder farmers and lenders with smallholder lending portfolios ( which according to CGAP currently account for about USD 50 billion globally) are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. mfarmPay, a novel parametric lending solution driving financing to African farmers, offers innovative data-driven solution to reducing climate risk in lending portfolios and incentivising the adoption of climate-smart farming approaches by smallholder food producers.

  • Tracking climate change funding: learning from gender-responsive budgeting

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    Publication
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    Friday 1 August 2014
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    This paper looks at what budgeting for climate change initiatives can learn from gender-responsive budgeting (GRB).

  • Unshackling women traders: cross-border trade of Eru from Cameroon to Nigeria

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    Publication
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    Saturday 1 June 2013
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    Eru, a vegetable found in the forest, plays an important role in trade between countries in West and Central Africa, especially between Cameroon and Nigeria. This note analyses the environment for trade in Eru as an example of a high value non-wood forest product (NWFP) that has a great potential both in terms of exports but also for income generating activities. Women are heavily involved in Eru trade as both harvesters and small-scale traders. It is a key means for many women to diversify the income stream of their household and reduce their financial dependence on men.

  • Take 11 Key Steps Towards Gender and Climate Justice

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    Publication
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    Monday 1 January 2007
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    This position paper, prepared by the GenderCC Network for the 2007 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 13 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, brings together ideas from women’s organisations and gender experts from around the world for the effective mainstreaming of gender dimensions into climate change adaptation and mitigation processes.

  • 'The Clean Development Mechanism’, Briefs on Gender and Climate Funds

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2012
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    The CDM, established by the Kyoto Protocol, has been highly effective in identifying and funding cost-effective opportunities to reduce emissions. However, it has been widely criticised for prioritising emissions reductions over sustainable development. This brief explores ways of ensuring that CDM initiatives contribute to local development and enhance opportunities for projects to meet local women’s and men’s needs. There are a number of suggestions, including:

  • ‘Climate Investment Funds’, Briefs on Gender and Climate Funds

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    Publication
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    Thursday 1 January 2009
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    According to this brief, the current pledge to invest 80 per cent of Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) in male-dominated formal-economy work sectors, energy and transportation may perpetuate existing gender imbalances in climate change funding. For CIFs to have a positive impact on gender issues, this document recommends that urgent action be taken while these funds are in their early stages. Comparing the CIFs’ two main components – the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) – the brief notes that the SCF offers more in prioritising the needs of poorer people.

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