At the Sustainable Energy for All initiative's High Level Group meetings in London on April 24, 2012, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced an additional funding of 25 million Pounds to support the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), a successful initiative of the Climate Investment Funds that invests in developing countries on green projects.
Titled 'CIF From the ground up - Investing in our green future', the 2011 CIF Annual Report is available online. You can also choose to download and read individual sections from the report.
As part of the CIF's orientation programs for new observers, virtual handover workshops were conducted in early April for CTF, PPCR, SREP, and FIP respectively. The main objective of the workshop was to provide a venue for the outgoing observers and the incoming batch to share experiences and lessons and engage in dialogue about the roles and responsibilities of CIF observers.
Following the PPCR pilot countries meeting held in Livingstone, Zambia in March, participants were invited to share their thoughts about, and key takeaways from, the meeting. The first contribution comes from David Kaluba, Chief Economist for Zambia's Ministry of Finance and National Development.
The 2012 Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum will be held in Istanbul, Turkey between November 6 and 7, 2012 with associated events planned from November 1 to 5, 2012.
Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute, discusses strategic and policy measures that countries may consider adopting to accelerate their transformation to a low carbon economy. This paper is adapted from his presentation at the 2011 CIF Partnership Forum.
This thematic note, prepared by CIF MDB partner the World Bank, provides information on why hydromet service provision and improvement are of relevance to countries seeking climate-resilient growth, and how PPCR is addressing this need.
Jamaican entertainers, including Lloyd Lovindeer, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Boris Gardiner, Pam Hall and many others, have come together for the Voices For Climate Change Project, a national public education campaign on climate change being implemented by Panos Caribbean and Jamaica’s National Environment Education Committee (NEEC).
This month, the meetings of countries participating in these programs will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, and Livingstone, Zambia, respectively. The events provide a space for countries to discuss experiences, lessons learned, and best practices in areas relevant to their program, and to exchange views on the design and implementation of systems to monitor results and manage knowledge.