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LEDS Finance Resource Guide – Featured introductory resources

The following two resources provide good introductions to many of the different aspects of LEDS and NDC finance and are relevant to many of the sections of this guide.

Catalyzing Climate Finance: A Guidebook on Policy and Financing Options to Support Green, Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development (UNDP, 2011, 160 pgs)

This is a useful general resource covering many aspects of financing LEDS, and is relevant across several of the sections covered by this guide. The principal audience for this publication is the public development practitioner at the national and subnational levels, as well as domestic and international experts involved in assisting governments in catalyzing finance for climate investment and sustainable development. The guide outlines a four-step methodology to assist developing countries in selecting and deploying an optimal mix of public policies and financing instruments to catalyze climate finance in line with national development priorities:

Step 1: Identify priority mitigation and adaptation technologies;

Step 2: Define and assess key barriers to technology diffusion;

Step 3: Determine appropriate policy mix to catalyze climate capital;

Step 4: Select financing options to create an enabling policy environment.

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Planning for NDC implementation: Reference Manual (finance chapter) (CDKN / Ricardo, 2016, 92 pgs total (finance chapter 10 pgs))

This Reference Manual (and its accompanying Quick Start Guide) were produced to support developing countries in implementing their NDCs. It is aimed at national and subnational policy-makers, development partners and practitioners. The reference manual sets out specific activities that countries can undertake in 5 key areas of NDC implementation, of which one is finance. The finance chapter (begins on p.68) outlines 10 key activities as a comprehensive basis for an approach to mobilise finance for NDC implementation, and also includes several relevant case studies. The activities covered are well aligned with the different sections of this resource guide. The Guide and Reference Manual are available as an online tool (enabling users to link finance to mitigation, adaptation, governance and MRV) and as a pdf to download in English and French.

Online version [navigate to the finance chapter]: Access resource here

PDF to download [Guide and Reference Manual combined]: Access resource here


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