This site contains a list of further resources and platforms, which is non-exhaustive and will be updated throughout the programme.
FIRM - Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation
The main objectives of the FIRM project are:
· Contributing to develop understanding of low carbon development and
approaches to NAMA development and MRV systems
· Linking the outcomes of Technology Needs Assessments with
national low carbon development planning to identify priority NAMAs
· Supporting formulation of NAMAs and pilot identified activities for
overcoming of non-financial barriers that hinder NAMAs implementation
· Enhancing efficient resources use, creating enabling environments for
clean technologies, improving human well-being and the environment
· Fostering South-South cooperation and mutual learning
IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) website provides useful factsheets on the GHG inventory process, latest updates on work programme, and links to the emission factor database and IPCC 2000 Good Practice Guidance (GPG) and Uncertainty Manual and 2003 GPG for Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry. Also
hosts the 2006 and 1996 Revised IPCC Guidelines for GHG Inventories.
In all UN languages.
Clean Energy Info Portal reegle
The protal provides country energy profiles including key statistics, policies and actors, clean energy search, a catalogue of relevant key
actors and stakeholders, a map search of energy statistics and
potentials, as well as a reegle blog with insights and background
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
REEEP is a market catalyst for clean energy in developing countries and emerging markets. In this role, it acts as a funder, information provider and connector for up-scaling clean energy business models.
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
IRENA seeks to make an impact in the world of renewable energy by maintaining a clear and independent position, providing a range of
reliable and well-understood services that complement those already
offered by the renewable energy community and gather existing, but
scattered, activities around a central hub.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
CDKN supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development through combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and
managed policy processes. CDKN works in partnership with decision-
makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally,
regionally and globally with the ideals of human development and
World Resource Institute (WRI)
WRI is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We have over 50 active projects working on aspects of global climate change, sustainable markets, ecosystem
protection, and environmentally responsible governance.
Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM)
To widely share experiences on adaptation and to address existing
adaptation knowledge needs, the ALM was launched in 2007. UNDP is
facilitating the ALM in close partnership with UNFCCC, UNEP, the World
Bank and specialized UN agencies including FAO. The ALM represents
a collaborative, global learning process, with leadership, facilitation and
strong participation by Southern institutions.
UNDP/World Bank Climate Finance Options (CFO) Platform
The CRO addresses the information need for finance options by
providing a window to such information. It is also building an interactive
community of practice to share South-South experience and best
practices in climate action for better development impact.
World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP)
The CCKP Beta is a central hub of information, data and reports about
climate change around the world. Here you can query, map, compare,
chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information.
The Knowledge Navigator widget is an online application that helps to find and easily access selected climate change platforms. These platforms, or initiatives, host and link to material from more than one
institution or source, and are distinct from an institutional website.
LEDS Global Partnership
The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the no-cost Expert Assistance on Finance service. With the new service, government agencies that are developing and implementing low emission development strategies can
receive virtual consultation and advice on financing strategies, policies,
or programs in support of low emission development strategies.
OECD - Climate Change
The OECD Climate Change section offers acces to a Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG), Working papers on climate change, Financing
climate change action, as well as Environmental-economic modelling.
WikiGender - Gender and Climate Change
This site is open to the entire community working on or interested in gender equality. The community relies on contributions from the community to improve the knowledge on this topic. Once you have an account, you can write and improve any article.
Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS)
MAPS is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient. In this way MAPS contributes to ambitious climate change mitigation that aligns economic development with poverty alleviation. View specific resources on NAMAs and LEDS
UNEP Risoe NAMA Pipeline Analysis and Database
The NAMA Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all submissions to the UNFCCC from developing countries and countries in transition for NAMAs, noting that the site is a work in progress, therefore not
exhaustive and the information contained on each NAMA may not be
Ecofys NAMA database
This wiki contains a database of NAMAs happening around the world. To be included, there must be information published about the NAMA (beyond a submission of intention to the UNFCCC). The objective is to share information so that countries and other stakeholders can learn
from these experiences and gain insights into how mitigation activities
can be undertaken within the NAMA framework.
TRANSfer - Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures
GIZ's TRANSfer transport project is supporting decision-makers in Colombia, Indonesia, and South Africa to develop climate change strategies in the transport sector to be registered as NAMAs. The site includes a handbook (in development) and tools.
International Climate Initiative (ICI)
Since 2008, the ICI of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition. The ICI receives funding from emissions trading and thus represents an innovative mechanism to support partner countries in the area of climate and biodiversity
protection, and adaptation to hte impacts of climate change.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) GREEN
WIPO GREEN is a platform to accelerate the development and dissemination of green technologies to combat environmental
challenges. Users can access the WIPO GREEN Database to make
available green technologies, enter technology needs, and search for
technologies. The WIPO GREEN Network can be used to obtain advice
and services for transactions, and to connect with experts from
industry, universities, governments, IGOs and NGOs.
Partnership for Market Readiness
The PMR supports four objectives: 1. Provide funding for building market readiness components such as GHG registries; MRV systems, data collection and management tools, and regulatory frameworks; 2. Pilot and test innovative market instruments; 3. Provide a platform for technical discussions and knowledge creation, South-South and
North-South exchanges, and collective innovation on new market
instruments; 4. Share lessons learned & best practices.
International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV
In the framework of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in May 2010 in Bonn/Germany, South Africa, South Korea and Germany launched the
International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV. The overall aim of the
Partnership is to support a practical exchange on mitigation-related
activities and MRV between developing and developed countries in
order to help close the global ambition gap.
Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) are concrete initiatives that shift a technology or sector onto a low-carbon trajectory. A Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) outlines the intended overall economic, energy, and emissions trajectory for a country and helps to identify trigger points for policy intervention. continue
Measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) should be an essential component of any mitigation action. continue
A high-quality national GHG inventory system provides a foundation for mitigation actions and MRV. continue