Posted by Thomas Legrand on Mon 06/22/2015

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) has been already explored widely as a promising tool for natural resources management, particularly for forest conservation in the context of REDD+; but there has been little exploration of its potential for Africa.

Posted by Asian Developme... on Fri 06/05/2015

We were delighted last month to learn that the committee members of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) have decided to extend support to an additional 16 countries, expanding CIF operations to 72 developing and middle-income countries – among them several in Asia and the Pacific.

Posted by Kruskaia Sierra... on Mon 05/18/2015

South Africa’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant Comes to Life 
Supported by IFC and  Clean Technology Fund

For years, concentrated solar power (CSP) was mostly viewed as a clean-tech curiosity, a technology whose theoretical promise was bogged down by high costs and high risks. But in many markets, that is changing—and changing fast. In March 2015, the 100MW, $891 million KaXu CSP plant in South Africa completed construction and has started producing power, thus becoming the first utility-scale CSP plant to operate in the developing world.  

Posted by Mahendra Man Gurung on Mon 04/20/2015

Nepal canalClimate resilience poses deep challenges for Nepal with its complex, extreme topography and intense variability in rainfall. Nepal’s communities vary from densely populated villages in its southern plains to settlements scattered across mid to high mountain regions. Droughts,  extreme floods, landslides, and storms are just some of the things communities need to cope with .

Posted by Alice Antunes on Tue 01/20/2015

ICCS 4Photo/International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Posted by IFC Blended Cli... on Tue 01/13/2015


Honduras solar map

Photo Credit: Honduras Investment Plan/Solar PV potential

Posted by Martin Craig Hall on Tue 01/06/2015

Climate change presentation
Photo/International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Changes in climate and weather affect us all but they are hitting developing countries first and worst.  Droughts can destroy a harvest, floods can wreck homes and schools, and extreme weather can have a devastating impact on countries’ economies.