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29JUN
2017
Toolkit: Acclimatise & CDKN: Green Climate Fund Proposal Toolkit
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

The toolkit provides indispensable guidance covering:

Things to know before applying: The toolkit provides an overview of the amount and type of funding available along with the role of the key actors involved, such as National Designated Authorities, Accredited Entities and Executing Entities.

Proposal design elements: The toolkit presents how to prepare a logic framework, develop a Gender Assessment and Action Plan and justify the rationale for GCF involvement (the “exit strategy”)

Proposal template: A detailed description of all the sections and their expected content is provided.

The main steps of proposal preparation: Users are guided through the preparation of a fully-fledged funding proposal with a detailed overview of the information required as well as the tools and methods from the collection of baseline data to the budget’s preparation.

The GCF project cycle: The toolkit breaks down the GCF project cycle into its various phases, from concept note submission to project closure. Users will get a better understanding of the time frames and organisations involved along the way. 

Concept note preparation: The toolkit includes a checklist on how to get started if you decide to submit a concept note before the proposal.

Project preparation: Applicants can seek assistance to turn a concept note into a full funding proposal under the GCF’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF). The toolkit provides guidance on how to access the PPF.

This toolkit was developed to assit you in understanding what makes a funding proposal bankable and successful when it is reviewed during a GCF board meeting. The authors from our climate finance team have leveraged their experience in assisting countries and entities access GCF funding and share tips and guidelines to help you work in the most efficient way possible. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any question.

 

 

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31MAR
2017
Acclimatise brochure: Access to International Climate Funds
Category: Financial Services

 

Acclimatise is helping to shape the emerging climate finance architecture by utilising the skills and experience gained from advising regional agencies and national governments as well as some of the largest global businesses in developing and implementing adaptation strategies. We support our clients to access, manage and channel the necessary financial resources for the implementation of climate adaptation strategies, programmes and project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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31MAR
2017
Acclimatise brochure: Acces aux fonds internationaux pour le climat
Category: Financial Services

Acclimatise contribue à façonner l’architecture émergente du nancement climatique en utilisant les compétences et l’expérience obtenus en conseillant des agences régionales et des gouvernements nationaux ainsi que de certaines des plus grandes entreprises multinationales en matière de développement et de mise en œuvre de stratégies d’adaptation. Nous aidons nos clients à accéder aux ressources nancières nécessaires, à les gérer et à les canaliser en vue de la mise en œuvre de leurs stratégies, programmes et projets liés à l’adaptation au changement climatique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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31MAR
2017
Folleto Acclimatise: Acceso a los fondos climaticos internacionales
Category: Financial Services

Acclimatise está ayudando a dar forma a la arquitectura emergente de la  nanciación del clima, utilizando las habilidades y experiencia ganadas como resultado del asesoramiento de agencias regionales y gobiernos nacionales, así como del apoyo ofrecido a algunas de las multinacionales más grandes en el desarrollo e implementación de sus estrategias de adaptación. Ayudamos a que nuestros clientes accedan, gestionen y canalicen los recursos  nancieros necesarios para la implementación de estrategias, programas y proyectos de adaptación al cambio climático.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16MAR
2017
Report: IIED: Delivering real change: Getting international climate finance to the local level
Category: Features, Financial Services, Government & Policy, Latest News

With the rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement, international climate funds will be important in scaling up developing countries climate action. Evidence shows climate finance reaching the local level – as part of a coherent approach to climate action – delivers effective, efficient and sustainable results that enhance the impact of each dollar disbursed.

This working paper explores the flows of climate finance within the main international climate funds, to understand how effective they are in getting finance to the local level and what design features enable or prevent local financing. It distils lessons from development funds that are experienced in local financing. It concludes by highlighting the ways in which local climate financing can be enhanced – to further improve the effectiveness of aid.

 

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27FEB
2017
Case Study: Acclimatise, GST, NCEI: Success Stories on User Engagement - The Reinsurance Industry
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

This report examines user engagement with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information’s (NCEI) climate and weather data. It demonstrates the value that the free and publicly available provision of NCEI’s climate and weather data has provided to the reinsurance sector. The extensive research and interviews that inform this case study, supplemented by desk-based research, detail how the reinsurance industry is using NCEI’s climate and weather data, for what purpose, and ultimately what benefit the use of these data have provided to the sector. As documented in this report NCEI’s climate and weather data are of fundamental importance to the reinsurance sector, a sector which in turn provides an invaluable service to the federal government and the American and international public; that is, providing economic insulation from the impacts of major catastrophes. 

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24JAN
2017
Toolkit: Acclimatise: GCF Project Toolkit 2017
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

A guide to develop a Project proposal for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

This toolkit aims to help Bangladeshi private sector understand how to fulfil the GCF’s requirements when developing fully-fledged funding proposals, by acquainting them with the GCF project cycle, proposal template form and key project design requirements. It also provides the Bangladeshi private sector with a detailed checklist to start preparing a GCF project concept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24JAN
2017
Discussion paper: GARI: Bridging the adaptation gap
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

 At COP22, Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) released Bridging the Adaptation Gap, a discussion paper focused on (1) Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and (2) Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience and summarises the discussions of over 150 private investors and other stakeholders. The survey showed that over 70% of private investors surveyed see both risk and investment opportunity from the impact of climate change. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13OCT
2016
Report: "New Climate Economy 2016: The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative: Financing for Better Growth and Development"
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, International Development, Latest News

We are at a US$ 90 trillion infrastructure crossroads, according to a new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Over the next 15 years, the world will need to spend the staggering sum, more than doubling its current infrastructure stock. The scale of the challenge is huge, but offers a massive opportunity to build climate resilience into the fabric of global infrastructure systems.

The Global Commission identifies four action areas to finance sustainable infrastructure at the scale required:

1.   Tackle fundamental price distortions through fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon pricing. Fossil fuel subsidies amounted to around US$550 billion in 2014, skewing investment away from sustainable options.

2.   Strengthen policy frameworks and institutional capacities. Better planning and governance can ensure the right projects are selected in the first place, and the right financing is used at the right time.

3.   Transform the financial system through new tools like green bonds and green investment banking, and by greening the existing financial system, including through corporate climate risk disclosure.

4.   Ramp up investments in innovation and deployment of clean technologies to reduce the upfront costs of sustainable infrastructure.

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13OCT
2016
Executive Summary: "New Climate Economy 2016: The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative: Financing for Better Growth and Development"
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, International Development, Latest News

We are at a US$ 90 trillion infrastructure crossroads, according to a new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Over the next 15 years, the world will need to spend the staggering sum, more than doubling its current infrastructure stock. The scale of the challenge is huge, but offers a massive opportunity to build climate resilience into the fabric of global infrastructure systems.

The Global Commission identifies four action areas to finance sustainable infrastructure at the scale required:

1.   Tackle fundamental price distortions through fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon pricing. Fossil fuel subsidies amounted to around US$550 billion in 2014, skewing investment away from sustainable options.

2.   Strengthen policy frameworks and institutional capacities. Better planning and governance can ensure the right projects are selected in the first place, and the right financing is used at the right time.

3.   Transform the financial system through new tools like green bonds and green investment banking, and by greening the existing financial system, including through corporate climate risk disclosure.

4.   Ramp up investments in innovation and deployment of clean technologies to reduce the upfront costs of sustainable infrastructure.

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14SEP
2016
Report: BlackRock Investment Institute: Adapting portfolios to climate change
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

Investors can no longer ignore climate change. This is the overarching message of a new report released by BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager with almost $5 trillion (£3.7 trillion) in assets. The report is intended as a practical guide for investors about how to mitigate climate risks, exploit opportunities.

The report shows how climate change presents risks and opportunities in 4 main areas:

1) physical effects: more frequent and severe weather events;

2) technological progress: advances in batteries, electric vehicles or energy efficiency;

3) regulatory changes: subsidies, taxes and energy efficiency rules, and;

4) social impacts: changing consumer and corporate preferences.

The report's key messages include:

  • The longer an asset owner’s time horizon, the more climate-related risks compound. Yet even short-term investors can be affected by regulatory and policy developments, technological disruption or an extreme weather event.
  • All asset owners can — and should — take advantage of a growing array of climate-related investment tools and strategies to manage risk, search for excess returns or improve their market exposure.
  • Investors need to prepare for carbon pricing. Many see this as the most cost-effective way for governments to meet emissions-reduction targets. These would incentivize companies to innovate and help investors quantify climate factors.

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10AUG
2016
Report: Acclimatise, ICCCAD, IIED: "How can Bangladesh's private sector engage with the Green Climate Fund?
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

Commissioned through DFID’s Bangladesh learning hub grant and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network’s ‘Building readiness of the private sector in Bangladesh for GCF accreditation’ project, this toolkit provides basic facts about the GCF and information on how to access it, engage with it through the Private Sector Facility (PSF) and the readiness support available.

It is designed for use by commercial banks, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), suppliers and manufactures or investors that want to channel and manage GCF funds towards climate-relevant projects and programmes, or develop and implement projects themselves.

 

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13JUN
2016
Report: Business case for the Bangladeshi private sector to invest in climate change and access international climate finance
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

This paper is aimed at members of the Bangladeshi private sector, developed based on consultation with in-country stakeholders. It outlines the case for action on climate change by the private sector, specifically, what opportunities are available for businesses to harness as a result of climate change? This includes accessing new sources of finance, particularly the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The report provides a snapshot of the available opportunities focusing on four sectors: energy, agriculture, insurance and banking/finance, including examples of companies at the forefront in developing new products and services and creating new markets in response to climate change. It concludes with guidance for businesses’ next steps in accessing the opportunities available to them now.

 

 

 

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13JUN
2016
Policy Brief: Private sector engagement in climate change action in Bangladesh - creating an enabling environment
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

This policy brief by Acclimatise, IIED and ICCCAD and with CDKN’s support examines the role of the private sector in climate compatible development (CCD) in Bangladesh. It is estimated that if prompt action is not taken at a global scale, the costs of climate change to Bangladesh could amount to an annual loss of 2% of GDP by 2050 and 9.4% of GDP by 2100. Green Climate Fund (GCF), with USD 6.9 billion available for action on mitigation and adaptation (as of February 2016), offers opportunities for accessing finance for Bangladesh capitalizing on private sector.

 

 

 

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25FEB
2016
Report: ODI & Acclimatise: Climate resilience & financial services
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

Allowing more people to access financial services is a good way to build climate resilience in developing countries, according to this paper released as part of the UK government's BRACED programme. The study also found that non-traditional financial services are better able to reach the most vulnerable people.

 

 

 

 

 

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16OCT
2015
Report: Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority: The impact of climate change on the UK insurance sector
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, Latest News

Climate change could challenge some of the basic assumptions that underly the insurance business. This is the stark assessment from a recent report issued by the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). While the industry is currently able to assess accurately the level of risk posed by climate factors, the report concludes that this is likely to become increasingly difficult in the future.

Based on survey responses from thirty PRA regulated insurance companies, four roundtable discussions with representatives from the insurance industry and discussions with stakeholders knowledgeable about the insurance industry, the report identifies three climate “risk factors” to the insurance industry. According to the study the industry faces challenges not only from physical climate risks but also from ‘transition risks’ and ‘liability risks’. 

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05OCT
2015
Briefing Note: IOC/Acclimatise: The run-up to Paris COP21: Stocktaking after Bonn negotiating session: June 2015
Category: Financial Services, International Development, Latest News

The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has released a briefing note that provides an overview on the latest developments in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. Aimed at IOC member states, the note focuses on the latest negotiating session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) that took place in Bonn, Germany.

 

 

 

 

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05OCT
2015
Note d'information: Sur la route de la COP21 a Paris: Inventaire apres la session de negociation a Bonn
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, International Development, Latest News

La Commission de l’océan Indien (COI) a publié une note d’information fournissant une synthèse des dernières avancées en matière de négociations de la Convention-Cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC). Offrant un appui aux États membres de la COI, cette note met l’accent sur la session précédente de négociations du Groupe de travail ad hoc sur la plate-forme de Durban pour une action renforcée (ADP), ayant eu lieu à Bonn, en Allemagne.

 

 

 

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17SEP
2015
Brochure: Climate Finance: Acclimatise Capability and Experience
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

Acclimatise has launched a new service offering focusing on climate finance. As global temperatures climb, so do the costs of adapting to a warmer world. Severe weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. The costs to governments is rising. Especially for those in the developing world. In fact, the most recent estimates show that developing countries will require between $140 and $300 billion each year by 2050 to adapt to climate change.

To meet the needs of developing nations, adaptation finance will need to increase significantly by 2050. Rich countries have already committed to provide $100 billion of funding by 2020. It is important that developing countries take action now to fully exploit emerging international financing opportunities. Acclimatise help organisations and governments to navigate the complex landscape of international climate finance. 

 

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15SEP
2015
Briefing Note: Acclimatise for the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC): The Green Climate Fund: The Essentials
Category: Financial Services, International Development, Latest News

The GCF is one of the main global mechanisms for delivering climate finance to developing countries, and it is beginning to deliver. In order to ensure that its member states are able to access finance from the Fund, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has published a briefing note on the various characteristics of the Fund.

Authored by Acclimatise, the short report contains practical information on how to engage with the Fund, clearly highlighting what the GCF will fund and the specific ways in which finance can be accessed. The brief also includes information on the support available from the GCF for countries to help them to access the Fund. Acclimatise produced the brief after having run successful climate finance readiness workshops for the IOC in Mauritius earlier this year.

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15SEP
2015
Note d'information: Acclimatise pour la Commission de l'ocean Indien (COI): Le Fonds vert pour le climat : Les essentiels
Category: Financial Services, International Development, Latest News

The GCF is a leading international mechanisms responsible for climate financing for developing countries and it has already started to allocate funds. To help its member states to better access to resources made available by the Green Fund, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) published an information note outlining the key characteristics of the Fund.

Prepared by Acclimatise, this brief report suggests practical ways of how to engage with the Fund, highlighting the types of projects that the Fund will fund the specific procedures for access to it. The document also contains information on the support provided by the GCF to ensure that countries are able to access funds. Acclimatise wrote the briefing note after having organized two successful seminars for IOC in Mauritius about the preparation of financing the fight against climate change.

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27JUL
2015
Report: Economist Intelligence Unit: The Cost of Inaction, Recognising the Value at Risk from Climate Change
Category: Financial Services, Latest News

New research released today (July 24th) by The Economist Intelligence Unit finds the world’s manageable assets face the prospect of significant losses from the effects of climate change by 2100. The current value at risk from climate change is US$4.2trn. This is roughly the total value of the world’s publicly listed oil and gas companies or the entire GDP of Japan. The future value of these losses is obviously far greater, but these are in discounted, present value terms.

The report, The cost of inaction: Recognising the value at risk from climate change, sponsored by Aviva Investors, recommends that asset managers and institutional investors incorporate climate change into their risk management. For pension funds and the like, complete inaction in the face of climate risk is arguably a failure to act in the long-term interest of their beneficiaries.

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26JUL
2015
Report: London Assembly Economy Committee: Weathering the Storm: The Impact of Climate Change on London's Economy
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, Latest News

“Weather the Storm” investigated the impact of climate change on London’s economy in terms of both risks and opportunities. It finds that most FTSE 100 firms in the capital (54%) have no business adaptation strategy in place for climate change, and that almost two thirds of small and medium sized firms (SMEs) are unprepared for extreme weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

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11MAY
2015
Report: ADB: Assessing the cost of climate change and adaptation in South Asia
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, Latest News

This report synthesizes the results of country and sector studies on the economic costs and benefits of unilateral and regional actions on climate change in the Asian Development Bank’s six South Asia developing members: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The study takes into account the different scenarios and impacts projected across vulnerable sectors and estimates the total economic loss throughout the 21st century and amount of funding required for adaptation measures to avert such potential losses. It is envisioned to strengthen decision-making capacities and improve understanding of the economics of climate change for the countries in South Asia.

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10DEC
2014
Report: UNEP: The Adaptation Gap
Category: Financial Services, Government & Policy, International Development, Latest News

Achieving the ambitious goal of cutting global greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently quickly to keep global temperature rise below 2°C will not save the world from needing to spend significant sums on climate change adaptation. That is according to a new report from the UN Environment Programme that warns that the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries is likely to reach two to three times the previous estimates of US$70-100 billion per year by 2050.

Understanding where there are shortfalls of money, technology, and knowledge is vital to plan and implement effective adaptation strategies. Released during the latest UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, the Adaptation Gap Report is a preliminary assessment of these global adaptation gaps. Importantly the report also lays out a framework for future work on better defining and bridging these gaps.

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