Posted by Suiko Yoshijima on Tue 03/11/2014
Happy belated International Women’s Day. The importance of women’s empowerment and gender equality in advancing development outcomes is increasingly accepted and the UN Commission for the Status of Women is currently discussing this and much more in New York.  However, the link between gender and climate has not always been as widely recognized. The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) pilot countries and partners have been developing ways to improve gender mainstreaming in CIF investment plans and projects. Take Yemen for example. 
 
Posted by Martha Stein-Sochas on Wed 02/26/2014

Small solar panelPhoto © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / DFID 

Posted by Sandy Ferguson on Wed 02/05/2014
TurSEFF
 
One thing jumps out when looking at the Turkish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (TurSEFF) report: with the right combination of financing, one can achieve substantial changes in energy use, emissions, and fuel mix in middle income countries. 
 
Posted by Martin Stadelmann on Wed 01/22/2014

In the past, renewable energy technologies have been much more expensive than their fossil fuel competitors but costs of wind and solar have come down after public support has deployed them at scale. In fact, costs of solar photovoltaic power plants have decreased roughly 20% and wind power plants 15% every time installed capacity has doubled.

Posted by Hans Schulz on Thu 01/16/2014

Recently several colleagues and I traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Annual Summit along with 450 other leaders from government, private sector and civil society. I had the opportunity to address three panels and used the forums to discuss ways the IDB’s private sector is tackling the climate crisis.

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