Implementation Strategies


Meeting climate goals is becoming a matter of fundamental concern for many countries. For the most vulnerable countries, meeting global mitigation targets to limit the increase in global warming to below 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels is a matter of survival - because of their limited financial, technical, technological and human capacity to cope with increasing and more frequent climate-related adverse events. This analysis takes stock of the resources mobilised through funding proposals submitted to and approved by the Green Climate Fund over the period from November 2015 to July 2021 (Board 29). It is based on data published by the GCF.  
Small island developing states are currently faced with two significant challenges that are more onerous due to limited financial resources: adapting to increasing climate change risk and recovering from the pandemic. Debt-for-climate swaps provide an avenue for SIDS to address these challenges.  
This study aims at analysing the employment implications of Antigua and Barbuda transitioning to a low carbon economy and discussing the various social dimensions of a ‘Just Transition’, with a focus on electricity and road transport. This report assesses the employment impacts for a scenario derived based on the current draft NDC targets compared to a Business-as-Usual Scenario, with a focus on road transport and the electricity sector.  
This briefing outlines why long-term strategies are a fundamental component of national climate policy architecture, and how SIDS can benefit from developing one, both directly in terms of prioritising efforts for achieving the Paris Agreement goals, and indirectly through synergies with other sustainable development and resilience goals. While we focus here on the energy sector – the largest source of emissions for SIDS – an effective LTS should consider all sectors, as well as the interlinkages between them.  
In this work, through GIS mapping of all Caribbean islands, the potential for near-coastal deep-water as a resource for ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is shown, and these results are coupled with an estimate of the countries for which OTEC would be most advantageous due to a lack of other dispatchable renewable power options. Secondly, hourly data have been utilised to explicitly show the trade-offs between battery storage needs and dispatchable renewable sources such as OTEC in 100% renewable electricity systems, both in technological and economic terms. Finally, the utility of near-shore, open-cycle OTEC with accompanying desalination is shown to enable a higher penetration of renewable energy and lead to lower system levelised costs than those of a conventional fossil fuel system.  
From household-level choices through to national adaptation planning, people across the Pacific make critical decisions that are sensitive to climate change. In order to make the best possible decisions, they need the best possible information in a usable form. Yet, information is rarely tailored to user needs, meaning that only a small proportion of the available knowledge is reflected in decision-making. It is becoming increasingly evident that knowledge brokering can help. This briefing note looks at what the process of knowledge brokering is, and how it can be supported in the Pacific region.  


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 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.  
Upon request from The Central African Forest Commission (Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale) COMIFAC, Climate Analytics provided three multi-day workshops in Douala, Cameroon, aimed at Cameroon’s high level representatives and members of the COMIFAC GTC. Project Period: 2013, 2014  
The project supports national climate finance institutions tasked with accessing the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under the Fund’s direct access modality and provides strategic and conceptual support for developing national climate change strategies. Project Period: 2014 - 2016  

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Dr. Jan Sindt

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.

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.