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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.

World Sustainable Development Summit 2016

World Sustainable Development Summit

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2016, themed, 'Beyond 2015: People, Planet & Progress', will be among the first international platforms to discuss the new agenda post the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the signing of the Paris Agreement. The attempt will be to initiate discussions on methodologies to be adopted to chalk a path to realise the Goals beyond 2015.

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.

SECP: Green Business Development for Agricultural and Waste Management MSMEs

As part of the SWITCH Africa Green Programme (an initiative funded by the European Union, and implemented by the UNDP; UNOPS; and UNEP), work is being carried out on a South African based project with a core focus on SECP (Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production), a term coined by REEEP.

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