Emerging solutions to drive private investment in climate resilience

Climate change is expected to increase risks to businesses, infrastructure, assets and economies. Understanding how to involve the private sector in responding to these risks – or encouraging them to take advantage of the new business opportunities that may arise from changing climate conditions – is crucial to catalyze greater investment in activities that increase countries, businesses, and communities’ resilience.

This working paper provides emerging insights from the experience of seven Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in driving private sector investment in climate resilience, and from a workshop on strategies and business models that could help to scale up current efforts.

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Implementing REDD+ and adaptation to climate change in the Congo Basin: Review of projects, initiatives and opportunities for synergies

This report presents the progress of projects and initiatives that promote adaptation and REDD+ in the Congo Basin region and analyzes opportunities for synergies or trade-offs between the two strategies. Ninety-four national programs and activities related to REDD+ and 11 on adaptation have been identified in six countries of the Congo Basin.

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The Role of the 2015 Agreement in Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change

Ce document (en anglais) montre comment l’accord de 2015 peut contribuer à améliorer les politiques et à coordonner les activités de planification pour renforcer la résilience et les capacités d’adaptation au niveau national. Il passe en revue les avantages et inconvénients techniques de différents concepts proposés durant les négociations autour de l’adaptation : établissement d’objectifs mondiaux ou nationaux ; développement ou amélioration des institutions ou de la planification de l’adaptation ; meilleure disponibilité de l’information ; et facilitation ou amélioration du financement de l’adaptation. Bon nombre de ces propositions pourraient permettre d’améliorer la planification infranationale, nationale et internationale des réponses en matière d’adaptation climatique. L’impact réel de ces propositions pourrait cependant être très différent selon la façon dont elles seront mises en œuvre sur le terrain.

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Briefing: National experiences can inform a global goal for climate change adaptation

In this briefing, Brianna Craft and Susannah Fisher seek to address the gap between lessons from national experiences on adaptation and their consideration in the international discussions, by relating research on adaptation effectiveness and measurement to proposed formulations of a global adaptation goal.

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