Results-based financing is a well-established financing modality in the health and education sectors but it is still in an early stage of deployment in the area of climate change.

Recent years have seen renewed and growing interest in policy instruments that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the adoption of carbon taxes.

Actively engaging women in climate mitigation activities can yield multiple benefits, including improved jobs,better livelihoods, and more equitable revenue flows.

Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

With 184 Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) under development, and only 19 having secured (partial) funding, a large gap remains at NAMA implementation level. This is one of the findings of the Annual NAMA Status Report 2016 by Ecofys and ECN which has been launched at the UN climate summit.

This study proposes a Standardized Crediting Framework (SCF) as a new approach to crediting emission reductions for energy access, which goes beyond the current Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) model, has lower transaction costs and encourages private sector engagement in energy access investments.

When it comes to climate action, effective measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions and emissions reductions is critical to help countries understand GHG sources and trends, design mitigation strategies, enhance credibility and take other policy actions.

This paper looks at existing and future climate clubs or club-like arrangements, which bring together groups of national Governments, cities and other sub-national jurisdictions, and business organisations, in pursuit of joint plans for climate change mitigation, and also adaptation.

This report describes and estimates implementation costs for key monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) requirements for low emissions development programs requiring MRV systems.

This 2016 Mid-Year Report, launched at the beginning of the climate change conference in Bonn (SB sessions), is the first update report in the NAMA Status Report series after the adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21.

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