Posted by Valerie Hickey on Mon 10/20/2014

Wetland homeAt the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity happening right now in Korea, there has been a lot of talk about adaptation. Most importantly, how can nature help countries and communities adapt to climate change? 

Posted by Andrea Kutter on Wed 10/15/2014

CIF map - Africa & AtlanticClimate Investment Funds recently contributed to the Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014 : Climate Change and Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa  (pgs. 103 – 105.)  This included sharing case studies from our experience on the ground.

Posted by Peter Malvicini on Tue 09/30/2014

Tajikistan is considered the country most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Central Asia, not to mention one of the poorest. Building adaptive capacity for climate change is one of the main activities of Tajikistan’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and in early May, a broad range of stakeholders gathered in the capital Dushanbe to share, discuss and assess the progress being made in this area.   

Posted by Juliana Braga on Thu 08/07/2014

ABC Cerrado initiative meetingThe world population is on track to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this in mind, Brazilian agriculture experts are urgently trying to develop a sustainable system capable of addressing a strain on the global food supply through new agriculture technologies to increase productivity with low carbon emissions.

Posted by Gianleo Frisari on Fri 07/25/2014

Gianleo Frasari explains how public buy-in and bidding can reduce costs for concentrated solar power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is an innovative, low-carbon power generation technology of great promise. However, because of its high costs and hefty upfront capital needs, global deployment is still low at around 3GW. To achieve cost reductions, CSP needs to see further deployment. But, for now all CSP technologies need some form of public support.

Posted by Michele de Nevers on Tue 07/22/2014

Money and plants

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Copenhagen in 2009 developed countries committed to “a goal” of raising $100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing countries to cut carbon emissions and to reduce the dangerous impacts of climate change on their economic development.  

Posted by Barbara Buchner on Wed 06/25/2014

Barbara Buchner

The panel Billion vs. Million Dollar CIF Projects: Does Size Matter in Transformational Change? discussed the impact of mega-projects and smaller-scale projects. Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative talked to IISD about the effect of the amount of finance on delivering transformational change

Posted by Hans Joachim Sc... on Tue 06/24/2014

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Hans Joachim Shellnhuber, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, illuminated the recent IPCC report on climate science and impacts, citing an urgent need to act immediately to lower emissions. He also gave a historical overview of greenhouse gas concentrations over time.