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Adaptation in Africa

This week, we round up some recent projects and themes around adaptation in Africa. 

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China Roundup

China Roundup

Resources, environment and aid administration changes are among the first products of the President-for-Life era.

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Solar – still the ‘beating heart’ of the energy transition …

Solar – still the ‘beating heart’ of the energy transition …

… But which models are winning out and is the technology running ahead of traditional social, policy and financial structures?

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“DFIs don’t need more money,” but they’re “starving for places to invest it”

“DFIs don’t need more money,” but they’re “starving for places to invest it”

A leading DFI executive reflects on the real blockages to investment

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Is the wave breaking on ‘unsustainable investment’?

Is the wave breaking on ‘unsustainable investment’?

Has multi-directional advocacy created an unstoppable momentum against investments that take no account of climate and social impacts?

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Beyond Direct Access – How National Green Banks Can Build Country Ownership Of Climate Finance

In this addition to the growing body of thinking on Green [Investment] Banks (GIBs), Angela Whitney and Paul Bodnar of the Rocky Mountain Institute look at where might be an appropriate solution for countries seeking to take “ownership” of their climate finance in support of achieving their NDCs.

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  • For climate “old-timers” the BBC has revisited the Kyoto COP in the latest edition of The Reunion (radio).  Many interesting insights into the background to the Protocol

  • The Blended Finance Task Force has released an 8-point Programme of Action to promote finance for the SDGs/NDCs. The first is to establish “a clear, ambitious proposition on MDB/DFI mobilisation targets in line with the requirements of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs”

  • As solar installation booms worldwide, difficult issues are already arising over how panels reaching the end of their life will be dealt with, says Eco-business. Recycling of this infrastructure is not simple, but some panel producers are already offering recycling services

  • The World Water Council says that we are falling far short of investment levels to meet the Water SDGs, setting out 10 actions to reverse this. These include developing typologies of water infrastructure and investors