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READ: CDKN Working Paper; Understanding ‘bankability’ and unlocking climate finance for climate compatible development

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This working paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality ‘bankable’ project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

READ: CDKN WORKING PAPER: Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

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A new CDKN working paper by Andrew Scott of the Overseas Development Institute explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus”. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making.

Read the paper here

Operationalising an equity reference framework in the climate change regime

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From the MAPS’ desk: This paper identifies legal, architectural and technical options for operationalising the  equity reference framework (ERF). This framework is increasingly being proposed as a means to address the imperatives of effectiveness and equity in the 2015 agreement.

The full paper can be read here. 

Technical support paper: Marginal abatement cost curves

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This paper explains different approaches to using Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves as a mitigation decision tool. It also demonstrates appropriate interpretation of MAC curves through illustrated examples.

Equitable Access to Sustainable Development: Relevance to Negotiations and Actions on Climate Change

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The effectiveness and stability of any agreement, especially as a basis for cooperation, largely depends on the perception of its fairness by the agreeing parties. It is for this reason that equity has received a lot of attention in the two decades of negotiations under the UNFCCC. This paper reflects on the basis and relevance of equitable access to sustainable development (EASD) in the UNFCCC negotiations and analyses the key arguments presented by the different approaches to achieve fairness in the implementation of the Convention. It concludes by presenting an ‘equity reference framework’ and considers how such a framework could form part of the 2015 agreement.

India Country Study: Poverty and Low Carbon Development Strategies

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India faces many development challenges. It has to lift 340 million people out of poverty, reduce the rural- urban disparities, address energy poverty and solve many other development issues. But India also needs to contribute in solving the climate change problem and take mitigation actions.

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