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Blog by Martin Hiller: Climate Finance and the Importance of Equitable Development

At KPC's Austrian Climate Change Workshop, held last week in Vienna, I spoke on a panel about ‘Fostering Low-Carbon Development and Climate Resilience’. The Green Climate Fund and the European Investment Bank, among others, were represented on that panel, and given the nature of these two players, the presentations and most of the discussion revolved around large amounts of money.

PFAN Clean Energy and Climate Investment Forum

Vienna

On the 10th of May 2017, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) will hold a Clean Energy and Climate Investment Forum in Vienna, in conjunction with the Vienna Energy Forum. During this event, promising clean energy projects will be presented to an audience of investors, project developers and other interested stakeholders. The event also marks the launch of PFAN 2.0 under new UNIDO/REEEP hosting: PFAN will formally unveil its new governance and hosting structure and announce its plans for scaling its operations and accessing wholesale capital markets.

Press Release: EU-funded Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa Initiative Announced

A new EU-funded pilot initiative for market-based clean energy technologies and services deployment for South African municipal water works was launched last week at an EU Pavilion event at COP22. The event was organised by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the South African Department for Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA).

Press Release: REEEP and PFAN Side Event at COP22: Experts stress crucial importance of financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in ensuring success of the Paris Agreement

The Panel at the SME financing for NDCs side event

At the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a panel of experts discussed how innovative financing solutions and closer stakeholder engagement can help developing countries reach and exceed the targets set in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 Paris Agreement, and how to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a meaningful and central role in this effort. The panel included high-level representatives from the public and private sector.

COP22 Africa Pavilion Event: Accelerating Investment for Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Projects in Africa

COP22 Side Event Accelerating Investment Low Carbon Climate Resilience Africa

This side event, organised by the Private Finance Action Network (PFAN) with the participation of REEEP in its function as PFAN executing partner, represents an opportunity for thought leaders to exchange views and experience on issues pertaining to facilitating investment in low carbon, climate resilient projects and businesses in Africa. The discussion will focus on ways and means to scale up efforts in meeting the climate commitments of the countries in the region. Key stakeholders – policy makers, financiers, as well as representatives from international organizations – will interact on salient issues around delivering technical assistance combined with appropriate financing to foster climate technologies deployment.

COP22 EU Pavilion Event: Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa

COP22 Side Event Clean Energy Water Africa

This event, organised by UNIDO, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and REEEP in cooperation with the EU Directorate for Climate Action, will constitute the official launch of the EU-funded pilot initiative for market-based clean energy technologies and services deployment in South African municipal water works.

IRENA and REEEP release new tool to aid in harmonizing and streamlining renewable energy knowledge

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced the release of Renewables Tagger, a new extension of the Climate Tagger automated knowledge-cataloguing system. The Renewables Tagger, which will be integrated into IRENA’s REsource knowledge management platform as well as made publicly available at no cost, will contribute to streamlining and improving the global renewable energy knowledge landscape.

COP22 Side Event: NDC-driven SME Climate Finance Pathways for Developing Countries

COP22 Marrakech Logo

REEEP, in cooperation with ICETT and PFAN, will be organising a side event at COP22 in Marrakech about finance pathways for SMEs in developing countries. SMEs make up an overwhelming share of many developing country economies, and are vital to creating inclusive and sustainable development. Yet SMEs are underrepresented in climate and development financing schemes. The session will discuss ways to mainstream SMEs into NDC-led climate finance schemes.

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