Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change governance, Climate change, Good governance institutional development, Governance

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    National climate change governance: topic guide

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2017
    The full brunt of cumulative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be felt over the years to come but climate change impacts are already here. Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record (since 1880) have occurred since 2001. At the same time, Hallegatte et al.
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    Driving, connecting and communicating: the many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean nations’ ability to achieve their economic and social development goals.
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    Water governance in Botswana

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
    Botswana is water scarce, with endemic drought and varied rainfall. In order to meet increases in water demand efficiently and sustainably, greater policy coherence and implementation is needed. The government acknowledges the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM), but this is largely rhetorical.
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    MRV across multi-level governance: national, provincial & municipal institutions in South Africa

    Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2012
    This case study focuses on how sub-national level government in South Africa are engaging with monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of climate projects. Interviews and stakeholder consultations have provided insight into some of the existing reporting practices and highlighted some of the learnings and experiences from local and provincial government.
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    Climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 33 countries (third edition)

    GLOBE International, 2013
    This review of climate change legislation in 33 countries shows that developing countries are leading action on climate change. Overall, there has been significant progress in the climate and/or energy-related legislation of almost all major economies, but a great amount of the 2012 effort took place in emerging countries.
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    Principles for delivering adaptation finance

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2008
    This briefing aims to stimulate debate on the relevant principles and mechanisms for effective adaptation delivery. It highlights the context of the debate noting that funding must increase significantly to match the needs of developing countries. Therefore, negotiators must decide on appropriate principles and mechanisms to maximise the viability and effectiveness of adaptation activities.
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    Hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification: lessons learned

    USA Agency for International Development, 2011
    There are currently around 1.5 billion people in the world without access to electricity. This report summarises lessons learned from hybrid mini-grid projects implemented by members of the Alliance for Rural Development (ARE) and provides insights on the key issues that must be considered when devising sustainable, replicable models of hybrid mini-grids.
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    IDLO-CISDL compendium of legal best practices on climate change policy

    International Development Law Organisation, 2011
    This paper highlights the challenges that governments face in implementing their international climate change policy commitments and the means to addressing these challenges. The authors note that international action on climate change is a relatively new phenomenon and legal systems were designed prior to the establishment of the multilateral climate change regime.
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    Managing climate extremes and disasters in Asia: lessons from the IPCC SREX report

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012
    This report is a summary of the 'Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation' (SREX) from an Asian perspective. The report was written over two and a half years and it has gone through an extensive expert and government review and approval process.