Posted by Jacqueline Sibanda on Wed 11/23/2016

After 18 months of careful preparations, the formation of a representative Steering Committee consisting of non-state actors and agreement on an initial work plan, civil society leaders and observers to the CIF’s trust fund (TF) committees launched the Stakeholder Advisory Network (SAN) on Climate Finance at COP 22 in Marrakech. 

Posted by Amal-Lee Amin a... on Mon 11/14/2016

Despite long, sleepless, negotiation nights, the domestic political changes of many parties, and the frustration of matching a tight schedule with an array of side events, COPs tend to be a place for hope. Marrakech is no exception.

Posted by Martin Craig Hall on Fri 11/11/2016

Sometimes you need to drill downward to move forward.  Turkey is tapping geothermal heat under the earth’s surface in an effort to meet the country's targets for renewable energy generation.

Geothermal power harnesses the earth’s heat to generate electricity. It’s a low-carbon, reliable, renewable energy source that has been in use for over 100 years.  It’s a baseload source of energy, meaning it does not depend on the sun shining, the wind blowing, or the capacity of batteries. That’s why Turkey is exploring new sites for geothermal power plants.

Posted by Jacqueline Sibanda on Mon 11/07/2016

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will the join the conversation at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, as the momentum built at COP21, is harnessed by the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The CIF will participate in three flagship events on November 14:

10 - 11:30 AM, Salle 2, Africa Pavilion (Blue Zone), No Risk, No Reward, co-organized with the African Development Bank. The session will explore the role of de-risking investment in realizing groundbreaking renewables projects in Morocco and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted by Joe Dickman and... on Fri 11/04/2016

Urgency is a word often associated with climate change.  The scale and urgency of the climate crisis demands scaled-up action to prevent a range of future—and current—consequences: from extreme weather events, to poor air quality affecting the health of millions and shifting weather patterns jeopardizing agricultural production and water supplies.  

Urgency, though, is not typically a word associated with evaluation or learning.  

Posted by Mafalda Duarte on Mon 10/24/2016

When we gather in Marrakech for the UN Climate Conference (COP22) next month, days after the Paris Agreement goes into effect—with ratifications from 83 countries accounting for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions secured—we have an important opportunity to remind ourselves of recent climate data.

Posted by Jacqueline Sibanda on Tue 10/18/2016

As climate change continues to wreak havoc, the resilience of countries to withstand and recover from its impacts has become even more pressing.

The latest session of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Learning Series showcased some of the opportunities for climate change mitigation and adaptation presented by modern earth observation (EO) technologies.

Posted by Lorie Rufo and ... on Fri 10/14/2016

The concept of transformation is one we spend a lot of time thinking about in climate and development. The scale of the challenge demands that we think seriously about both systemic and sustainable changes.

Posted by Mafalda Duarte on Thu 10/06/2016

Many African leaders and policy-makers are currently gathered in Washington DC for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings and climate action is high on their agenda.  The CIF’s Program Manager Mafalda Duarte offers some reflections of the CIF’s work with Africa. 

When it comes to climate change, Africa is both on the frontlines and at the forefront. 

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