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Economic Efficiency of Climate Finance

Governments have employed a number of market-based/economic instruments  to support climate change policy goals, such as encouraging emission reductions, with the intention of minimising costs.

Author: Karol Kempa, Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener
Release date: 06.2014
Direct access to international climate finance and associated fiduciary standards

The publication outlines the minimum fiduciary standards and direct access requirements of the AF and GEF and describes the details of their application processes.

Author: Laura Druce, Christine Grüning and Carola Menzel
Release date: 05.2014
Case study: National Environment Fund Benin (FNE)

The National Environment Fund of Benin (Fonds National pour l'Environnement – FNE) was originally designed to mobilise and blend national and international funding sources for national environment projects.

Author: Christine Grüning, Carola Menzel and Laura Susanne Shuford
Release date: 05.2014
Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014

The latest edition of this authoritative annual report tells the story of the latest developments, signs and signals in the financing of renewable power and fuels.

Editor: Angus McCrone (Lead Author, Chief Editor), Eric Usher (Lead Editor), Virginia Sonntag-O'Brien, Ulf Moslener (Lead Editor), Christine Grüning
Release date: 04.2014
Newsletter - Volume 5

Access to clean energy solutions and information related to climate change is increasingly important, judging from the impact that it already has on the livelihoods of populations world-wide.

Editor: Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance
Release date: 02.2014
MEbA Newsletter December 2013

This Newsletter was elaborated in the context of the project MEbA "Microfinance for Ecosystem-based Adaptation"

Author: UNEP & Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance
Release date: 12.2013
How monitoring climate finance can really help

In the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change, international support plays a major role.

Author: Johannes Berliner, Dr. Christine Grüning, Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener, Carola Menzel
Release date: 12.2013
Policy brief: Concerns and recommendations regarding the design of the Green Climate Fund from participants in the UNEP NCFISP

In 2011 and 2012, government officials from over 20 developing countries participated in NCFISP regional workshops in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Release date: 12.2013
GET FiT: Observations from a financial perspective.

Observations from a financial perspective.According to recent estimates 17 % of the world’s population does not have access to electricity grids. Fossil fuels still constitute more than 80 % in the worldwide energy mix.

Author: Silvia Kreibiehl, Sabine Miltner
Editor: Eric Heymann
Release date: 11.2013
Within Reach - Strengthening Country Ownership and Accountability in Accessing Climate Finance

This working paper explores the concepts of ownership and accountability in climate finance in detail, and draws on experiences from development effectiveness and more recent experience of climate finance to consider options for enhancing ownership and strengthening accountab

Author: Louise Brown, Clifford Polycarp. Margaret Spearman - World Resources Institute (WRI)
Release date: 11.2013