KR - Regional
This paper recognises that climate action is needed at the international, regional and national levels. However, given the value of enabling communities to engage in setting priorities and the limited flows of flexible finance to the local level, the question researchers ask is how can the delivery of international finance be improved so it is more effective in reaching the local level?
The UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change met on 14-15 March to review the progress made in the implementation of the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change adopted in May 2014 in Athens.
All materials of the two days
This Quick start guide provides a brief introduction on how to use the CHW to support coastal decision-making and information exchange. It begins with a brief outline of the coastal classification procedure and subsequently describes how to use the CHW for the three purposes listed above. Further technical instructions can be found in the Main manual.
Enhancing Food Security in Arab Countries, led by ICARDA, aims to enhance the productivity of food crops, especially wheat across eight countries. Adopting a participatory approach, the initiative tests, validates and disseminates proven innovations and technologies to farmers - including improved wheat varieties, sustainable agronomic practices such as conservation agriculture, and the more efficient use of scarce water resources.
A comprehensive guide on how to access the Green Climate Fund
MENA governments are prioritising investments in the power sector to feed rapidly rising electricity demand. The research estimate that in the period 2017-21, the region will need to invest $302bn in its power sector. Of this, $179bn will be needed to add 138GW of generating capacity, while the rest should be invested in transmission and distribution (T&D).
The International Organization for Migration’s Regional Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa sets out key objectives to guide IOM’s operations, strategic positioning and policy and advocacy work for the period from 2017 to 2020. While not a summary of the full breadth of IOM programming in the region, the objectives represent priority areas for action to improve the conditions and impacts of migration for individuals and societies, address acute and structural challenges in migration governance, and contribute to meeting international commitments and standards.
This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world. Decarbonisation of the energy sector requires urgent action on a global scale. Around two thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to fossil fuel energy supply and use. Carbon emissions must be reduced considerably faster to mitigate the effects of climate change. To meet the climate goals set in the Paris Agreement and keep the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees, the carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission intensity of the global economy would need to be reduced by 85% in 35 years. This means reducing energy CO2 emissions by 2.6% per year on average, or 0.6 gigatonnes (Gt) per year in absolute terms.