Implementation Strategies

We assist particularly vulnerable developing countries in streamlining climate plans into national development strategies, hence improving effectiveness of implementation and fundability of their projects.

Solar panels in Nepal. ©Photo by Photo by Rob Goodier / Engineering for Change
Solar panels in Nepal. ©Photo by Photo by Rob Goodier / Engineering for Change

In order to assist developing countries particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Climate Analytics assist in streamlining climate plans into national development strategies, hence improving effectiveness of implementation and fundability of such projects at regional and national level.

Our team involved in the implementation strategies has wide range of experience on facilitation of national and regional climate change processes, including capacity building activities targeted for government and other stakeholders.

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Dr. Jan Sindt

Photo: Climate Analytics (centre of photo, from left Rachel Pham, Paolo Cozzi, and Frances Fuller) with the team from the Climate Change Division in Jamaica, during a climate finance readiness workshop (2019). Credit: Climate Change Division within the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Government of Jamaica

Climate finance for Paris Agreement implementation

Our experts lead the work relating to facilitating science-based access to 1.5°C compatible climate finance, including as part of the IMPACT project. This multi-faceted project aims to strengthen the connections between the scientific assessments of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to help enable access to finance and help SIDS and LDCs implement concrete projects.

This stream of work guides the development of tools for implementing countries’ priorities to ensure that they match climate funds’ investment criteria, and supports stakeholder countries in seeking out domestic and international funding opportunities for adaptation and mitigation climate finance.

Working with national governments, regional agencies and international entities, our experts, having over ten years of experience in climate finance, translate NDCs and NAPs into implementation concepts that have strong synergies with sustainable development. Our focus is to ensure that funding proposals put forward by our stakeholders are country-owned, innovative, Paris-compatible and truly transformational in nature, while meeting criteria for accessing international climate financing and leverage private sector investment opportunities.

Our experts also work with accredited entities, governments and private sector actors to deepen their understanding on what makes an impactful climate project and help strengthening the scientific and technical robustness of project ideas and concept, through climate change impacts projections, assessment of project mitigation potentials, organization of structured stakeholders consultations

Climate Finance Readiness

As developing countries translate their climate adaptation and mitigation targets and ambition into strategies and concrete project ideas, one of the biggest barriers they face is accessing international climate finance. Our experts work with capacity-constrained developing countries, including through the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme, to strengthen their institutional capacities and convert countries’ priorities into pipelines of bankable and impactful projects through the development of GCF country programmes and concept notes.

Building on our long-standing relationships with Small Island Developing States across the Caribbean, and with developing countries in Africa, in 2018, we have started to assist a number of countries as part of the GCF’s Readiness Programme. Our work has been aimed at strengthening institutional capacity in countries and developing strategic frameworks that enhance ownership. Our team support ministries, National Designated Authorities, direct access entities and other key stakeholders in developing tailored procedures and mechanisms to access the GCF, strategise and mobilise climate finance and building lasting capacity through tools and trainings with the ultimate goal of developing robust national or regional project concepts to unlock climate finance and leverage private investment.

To date our experts in the New York branch have been working in Grenada, Saint Lucia, Jamaica and Tunisia.

Strategies for financing National Adaptation Plans

The success of a national adaptation plan (NAP) requires the mobilisation of both public and private finance from national and international sources. However, the imbalance between mitigation and adaptation funding and investment attests of the remaining challenges to mobilise the private sector for adaptation and resilience building. Since late 2018, our implementation experts have been working with countries and key economic actors on new projects to device financing strategies for NAPs and private sector engagement strategies, including the preparation of concepts for Public Private Partnership concepts.

Our experts based the financing strategies on an assessment of past flows and current public and private sources of climate financing available both domestically and internationally, their investment criteria and focal areas. By organising and prioritising existing NAP priorities and project ideas, CA matches them with the most appropriate funding sources and identifies next steps in unlocking their potential. Tailored to the national context, our experts conduct sector mapping and develop action plans with concrete measures to ensure continued engagement and dialogue to ensure mainstreaming of adaptation in businesses operations and planning and generate partnership and innovative ideas.

We are currently working on related strategies for Saint Lucia and Ghana.

In order to assist developing countries particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Climate Analytics assist in streamlining climate plans into national development strategies, hence improving effectiveness of implementation and fundability of such projects at regional and national level.

Our team involved in the implementation strategies has wide range of experience on facilitation of national and regional climate change processes, including capacity building activities targeted for government and other stakeholders.

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Publications

Travel cost method, descriptive statistics and a two-step Heckman method are used to analyse the use and economic value of indigenous seasonal climate forecasts (ISCF) in Benin. ISCF were produced based on the observation of abiotic and biotic indicators in Kandi, Glazoué and Zè with the observations largely undertaken by local elders and professional traditional forecasters.  
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Burkina Faso is highly vulnerable to the increasing impacts of climate change and currently has large adaptation deficits. Systematic policy document analysis, semi-structured interviews and participant observations were undertaken to explore how scientific information makes its way into national adaptation policy documents from its production to its inclusion into policies.  
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Projects

This project seeks to address current gaps and overlaps in the policy framework for passenger transport emissions in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) – a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).  
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries.  
The Governance Initiative for the Caribbean (CGIC) aims to support the development of governance structures to allow equitable and just national climate action to implement the Paris Agreement in Caribbean countries.  
The EmBARK-project investigates time scales and possible trajectories of socio-economic transformation processes and analyse their relevance as potential barriers to adaptation to climate change. An improved understanding of the temporal dynamics of such barriers is key in developing a more realistic understanding of future climate impacts and for scientifically robust assessment of future climate related loss and damage.  
All governments which ratified the Paris Agreement are required to produce a new round of climate action plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in 2020, as part of their commitment to achieve its objectives. Contributing to this process, Climate Analytics has conducted studies exploring the link between forest governance in the Congo Basin countries and the NDCs.  
The Regional Climate Champion Project is an initiative undertaken by Climate Analytics gGmbH in partnership with regional stakeholders. The project’s focus is on building a regional coalition for ambition for implementation of the Paris Agreement.