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Resource guide for NDC finance

Selecting effective financial instruments to support action on climate change

This low emission development strategies (LEDS) Finance Resource Guide presents a curated selection of resources on a range of topics around finance for LEDS and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It is designed to help LEDS practitioners find high-quality resources that meet their specific needs, avoiding time-consuming searches on the internet. It will be useful to individuals working on, or interested in, LEDS and NDC finance in both developed and developing countries.

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Introductory resources

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

Related resources

Planning for NDC implementation: Quick start guide and reference manual

Organization(s):CDKN/Ricardo

  • Introductory resources,
  • Understanding the situation,
  • Planning and coordinating,
  • Using public finance,
  • Developing good projects

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 policymakers, development partners, and practitioners. The reference manual sets out specific activities that countries can undertake in five key areas of NDC implementation, of which one is finance. The finance chapter outlines 10 key activities as a comprehensive basis for an approach to mobilize finance for NDC implementation, and includes several relevant case studies. The activities covered are well aligned with the different sections of this resource guide. The Quick start guide and reference manual is also available as an online tool, enabling users to link finance to mitigation; adaptation; governance; and measuring, reporting, and verification.

Catalyzing climate finance: A guidebook on policy and financing options to support green, low-emission and climate-resilient development

Organization(s):UNDP

  • Introductory resources,
  • Creating an enabling environment,
  • Sources of private finance

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 public development practitioners at 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