Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary



About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Climate Funds Update
Climate Funds Update

Finance and climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Copenhagen's Climate Finance Pledges
J Timmons Roberts considers how to ensure that the climate finance pledges made in Copenhagen actually materialize. Published November 2010

Real Action on Adaptation
Sven Harmeling argues that a paradigm shift on adaptation is essential. Published October 2010

Adaptation Funding after Montréal
The Marrakech Accords include new funding for adaptation activities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Tiempo editor Saleemul Huq reports. Published April 2006

Climate Funding for Developing Countries
Saleemul Huq discusses capacity strengthening activities developing nations can undertake through recently-created funds. Published September 2002

On the Web

Adaptation Fund
The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing country Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Site includes an introduction to the Adaptation Fund and news of recent developments.

Adaptation Fund
Germanwatch has been engaged in the development of the Adaptation Fund through a number of information and lobby efforts.

Carbon Offset Project List
The Environmental Defense Fund provides a list of recommended carbon offset projects.

Climate Funds Update
Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information on the growing number of international funding initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.

Fast Start Finance
Fast Start Finance makes available information about funding for climate action by developing countries, aiming to provide transparency about the amount, direction and use of fast start climate finance, in turn building trust in its delivery and impact.

GEF Lessons Notes
focusing on particular projects funded by the Global Environment Facility, the series is intended as a catalyst for on-going dialogue on what is working and what is not and how people have found solutions to challenges that face us all.

Global Environment Facility
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides financial support to developing countries for activities intended to reduce the scale of global environmental change.

Grants and other funding opportunities
SciDev Net maintains an up-to-date list of funding opportunities in the area of science and development.

Investment and Financial Flows Relevant to the Development of Effective and Appropriate International Response to Climate Change
Investment and Financial Flows, from the UNFCCC Secretariat, reviews and analyzes investment and financial flows relevant to the development of an effective and appropriate international response to climate change, with particular focus on developing country's needs, including their medium-to long-term requirements for investment and finance. Published August 2007

Investor Guide to Climate Risk
The Guide to Climate Risk advises investors on addressing the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate risk. Published by the Investor Network on Climate Risk.

Least Developed Countries Fund
The Least Developed Countries Fund was established to support a work programme to assist Least Developed Country Parties carry out, inter alia, the preparation and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action. Site includes an introduction to the Least Developed Countries Fund and news of recent developments.

Sustainable Energy Finance Directory
The Sustainable Energy Finance Directory is a free-of-charge online database of lenders and investors who actively provide finance to the sustainable energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency) sector worldwide.

Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative
The Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative, from the United Nations Environment Progamme is a platform providing financiers with the tools, support, and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies.

UNEP Finance
UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector, working to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance.

World Bank Carbon Finance
The World Bank Carbon Finance Unit's website provides information about funding opportunities, project methodologies and capacity strengthening as well as a helpdesk and FAQ.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015