With the way countries report on adaptation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) set to change, a new guide published today provides technical experts responsible for producing the adaptation section of their country’s Biennial Transparency Report (BTR) with a practical and easy-to-follow interpretation. The guide, developed from the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency’s (ICAT) work on […]
The results of the TNA process are available for integration into national planning processes and for funding and implementation by interested stakeholders. Participating countries gain improved in-country capacity on the methodologies and process of conducting a TNA, including stakeholder engagement, multi-criteria analysis, barrier analysis and preparation of project concepts, including financial proposals. The outputs of the project will be generated […]
Agricultural production in Ghana falls seriously short of its very high potential. This counteracts efforts to create employment in rural areas, to feed a growing population, and to protect natural habitats. New research on sustainable intensification shows that resources are available in smallholder agriculture that can at least double yield. Making and using biocharas soil amendment -from waste products such […]
Video games have environmental impacts due to their energy consumption, which drives climate change, and life cycle issues related to the equipment used for gaming and for the distribution of games – for example extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, and disposal at the end of life. However, video games also have a powerful influence on people’s lifestyles, and through gamification […]
The UNEP-DTU Partnership, with support from DANIDA, is implementing a three-year project, The Technology, Markets and Investment for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development (TEMARIN) in two African countries, namely Kenya and Uganda. This project aims to: 1) analyse successful case studies of market-led interventions and mechanisms in Kenya, and identify key learnings; 2) support technology transfer partnerships in respect […]
Green investment vehicles are limited by multiple market failures, such as high transaction costs for certification and monitoring, and high minimum investment sizes. In this exploratory study, we apply an inductive approach based on qualitative evidence from expert feedback to assess the potential of blockchain-based security tokens to address these market failures. The tokenization of real assets or debt/equity instruments […]
This issue brief uses examples to showcase the substantial environmental impacts of data centres stemming from other life cycle stages than their operations and calls for the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess and address such impacts.