Capacity Building and Technology Update: Initiatives Focus on Transport and Indigenous Peoples’ REDD+ Readiness
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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) convened a workshop in Saint Michael, Barbados, from 4-5 July 2017 to discuss the best way to integrate climate resilience in the road transport sector.

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility issued a working paper titled, ‘The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s Capacity Building Program for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Southern Civil Society Organizations: Results from 2009-2016’.

Following Mongolia’s TNA designation of the high cost of capital as a barrier to growth in its energy efficiency and renewable energy market, a local bank addressed the barrier by providing environmentally sustainable solutions.

21 July 2017: Recent capacity building and technology-related developments highlight the importance of integrating climate considerations in the transport sector. They also focus on forest-dependent indigenous peoples’ participation in the implementation of REDD+ readiness activities, and the high cost of capital as a barrier to growth in Mongolia’s energy efficiency and renewable energy market.

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) convened a workshop in Saint Michael, Barbados, from 4-5 July 2017, to discuss the best way to integrate climate resilience in the road transport sector. Part of a technical assistance project, through which the CDB will fund a study on approaches for mainstreaming climate resilience into the road transport sector in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), the workshop addressed, inter alia, the integration of social and gender considerations in the sector, and national road infrastructure maintenance. [CDB Press Release]

The CDB will fund a study on approaches for mainstreaming climate resilience into the road transport sector in its Borrowing Member Countries.

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) issued a working paper titled, ‘The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s Capacity Building Program for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Southern Civil Society Organizations: Results from 2009-2016.’ The publication presents the results of activities implemented under the first phase of the Capacity Building Program (CBP) for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Southern Civil Society Organizations, which supported seven projects in Africa, six in Asia Pacific and 14 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The CBP provides forest-dependent indigenous peoples and others with information, knowledge and awareness to enhance their understanding of REDD+, enabling their meaningful engagement in the implementation of REDD+ readiness activities. [FCPF’s Capacity Building Program for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Southern Civil Society Organizations: Results from 2009-2016] [World Bank Publication Landing Page]

To determine their climate technology priorities, countries undertake technology needs assessments (TNAs). A TNA supports national sustainable development, builds capacity and facilitates the implementation of prioritized climate technologies. Mongolia’s TNA identified the high cost of capital as a barrier to growth in the country’s energy efficiency and renewable energy market. A local bank is addressing this barrier to technology uptake by providing environmentally sustainable solutions for businesses, and operating loan programs in partnership with international financial institutions. [UNEP DTU Partnership Press Release]

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