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June 1, 2018

These are the normal type of grants intended for full project implementation and that range between N$ 10,000 and N$ 350,000.

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June 1, 2018

The renewable energy sector in Namibia is in a critical development stage. Currently the focus is mostly on eliminating barriers to making the usage of renewable energy technologies more pervasive in everyday life. The emphasis has largely been on photovoltaics and its use at the household level. Other initiatives include the Namibian Renewable Energy Programme which seeks to remove barriers to the use of renewable energies – investigating the legislative framework, the role of taxes and import duties and the removal of first costs to improve the economic viability of renewable energy technologies. Work is starting slowly on identifying other suitable renewable energy sources in Namibia, specifically wind and bio fuels. Most of the work done in these areas is in the testing phase although licenses have been issued for the development of wind farms to be connected to the national electricity grid. There are certain factors that still hamper the development of the renewable energy sector in Namibia. These include: the lack of renewable energy specific legislation, the lack of tax incentives to incentivise the private sector to get involved in the industry and uncertainty over the role of the national power utility Nampower and its involvement in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. This paper has focused on some of the areas that may be of interest to potential Indian investors in the renewable energy sector in Namibia. The development of this paper has been constrained by the lack of comprehensive terms of reference to use as a guide of what is to be expected of the output and as such the paper represents the authors own attempt at providing information to potential investors given time and budget constraints. This paper is by no means an indication of the viability of the renewable energy sector in Namibia for potential foreign investors but is meant more to serve as background and rather as a starting point for more comprehensive economic feasibility studies.

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June 1, 2018

Namibia is the last African country to have gained independence from colonial rule. It has inherited a weak, skewed, resource-based economy and an administrative and regulatory framework that reflects a colonialist approach to management and planning. A century of unsustainable practice has resulted in environmental degradation and opportunity costs. The challenges facing the current generation include democratising decision making, protecting the country's fragile ecosystems, and institutionalising an approach towards planning that promotes sustainable development. It is widely recognised that environmental assessment is a useful planning tool in promoting sustainable development. Namibia's first post-colonial government has embarked upon an ambitious programme to institutionalise environmental assessments at all levels of development planning. To this end a fiveyear participatory process has culminated in the development of legislation that encompasses what could be to be one of the region's most innovative approaches to development planning. The Environmental Management Act provides for a comprehensive system of environmental assessment at both a project and at a strategic level that is binding both on the state and on private individuals.

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June 1, 2018

Namibia is the last African country to have gained independence from colonial rule. It has inherited a weak, skewed, resource-based economy and an administrative and regulatory framework that reflects a colonialist approach to management and planning. A century of unsustainable practice has resulted in environmental degradation and opportunity costs. The challenges facing the current generation include democratising decision making, protecting the country's fragile ecosystems, and institutionalising an approach towards planning that promotes sustainable development. It is widely recognised that environmental assessment is a useful planning tool in promoting sustainable development. Namibia's first post-colonial government has embarked upon an ambitious programme to institutionalise environmental assessments at all levels of development planning. To this end a fiveyear participatory process has culminated in the development of legislation that encompasses what could be to be one of the region's most innovative approaches to development planning. The Environmental Management Act provides for a comprehensive system of environmental assessment at both a project and at a strategic level that is binding both on the state and on private individuals.

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May 31, 2018

The Governing Instrument for the Green Climate Fund was approved by the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at its seventeenth session on 11 December 2011 in Durban, South Africa, and is annexed to decision 3/CP.17 presented in UNFCCC document FCCC/CP/2011/9/Add.1 (see: http:// unfccc.int/resource/docs/2011/cop17/eng/09a01.pdf).

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May 31, 2018

In this publication, “United Nations Climate Change” and “UN Climate Change” refer collectively to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or Convention), the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and their bodies, institutional arrangements and organs, including the secretariat.

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May 28, 2018

In 2016 Fundación Avina, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, the Alfredo Zolezzi Foundation, the Social Progress Imperative, and World-Transforming Technologies launched the Platform for Innovation with Purpose, which integrates social, technological, and business innovations in order to accelerate social impact and create sustainable changes in Latin America.

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March 8, 2018

Guidebook on: - The GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme - Requesting support under the Readiness Programme: Process overview - Completing the Readiness support proposal: Additional information and tips

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Jan. 18, 2018

GCF insight seeks to understand what’s working – and what’s not working – in Green Climate Fund (GCF) project development. The surveys and reports spotlight the most topical GCF issues. This fifth edition explores challenges associated with co-financing of GCF projects.

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Nov. 15, 2017

A toolkit for understanding the Green Climate Fund. The Green Climate Fund is the main public fund that helps developing countries tackle climate change, however, its application procedures are complicated. We have developed a toolkit to help project developers understand the requirements for designing and submitting a funding proposal. It aims to make the fund’s requirements and terminology more user-friendly for non-experts. The toolkit covers all the steps, from the preparation of a concept note to a full proposal and explains how to access support for project preparation.

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Nov. 14, 2017

Enhanced Direct Access is a modality of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for its accredited entities, prospective accredited entities, as well as national designated authorities. This video is a presentation elaborating the objectives and processes of the modality.

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Nov. 14, 2017

The video is a presentation outlining the environmental and social safeguards of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It includes explanation on the roles of GCF Secretariat, GCF accredited entities, and countries in safeguarding the environment and communities, as well as documentation requirements in GCF funding proposals.

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Nov. 14, 2017

The video describes the elements of Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness support and ways to access it.

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Nov. 13, 2017

This document is a presentation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) country programming schemes.

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Nov. 13, 2017

The document is a presentation on the Project Preparation Facility of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which is a facility that can be accessed to support project and programme preparation, particularly for GCF micro-to-small category projects. All GCF accredited entities can request support from the facility.

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Nov. 13, 2017

The document is a presentation on how to design a Green Climate Fund (GCF) funding proposal, describing the GCF project cycle, review process and criteria, common gaps found from past submissions, and how to strengthen your funding proposal.

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Nov. 13, 2017

This document is a brief presentation elaborating on how to access Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources through a process called 'Accreditation'.

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Nov. 13, 2017

A presentation of Green Climate Fund (GCF) gender policy, elaborating how to ensure gender mainstreaming in the GCF project cycle, as well as how to incorporate gender analysis and gender action plan in the funding proposal.

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Nov. 12, 2017

For arriving on consensus to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on reducing emissions, Conference of the Parties (COP 21) and Kyoto Protocol (CMP 11) will be held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015. In addition to the macro policy framework, the fact remains that there is a pressing need to enhance mitigation initiatives and adaptation responses to address issues in protecting vulnerable from climate change. This calls for a convergence among public and private development agencies who have long been tackling the issue of vulnerability reduction through their respective activities such as disaster risk reduction, mitigation of climate change, environmental management and poverty elevation Climate change is a pressing issue globally and it calls for a strong governing framework which makes the roles and responsibilities more transparent at every stage. In reality, climate change is here now, and it is as much opportunity as risk for those who are wise enough to adapt early on.

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Nov. 12, 2017

Since 2008, USD 4 billion has been pledged to five multilateral climate funds that support efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation plus conservation (REDD+). Despite strong interest in the potential to harness market based mechanisms to support REDD+ programmes, the future of such mechanisms remains highly uncertain. The last year has seen few approvals for REDD+, although there has been some progress in disbursement. While since 2008, USD 2 billion has been approved for REDD+ activities just USD 17 million has been approved in the last 12 months. Norway is the largest contributor of REDD+ finance, followed by the UK, Germany and the United States. There have been some significant changes in the REDD+ finance architecture and increasing efforts to support developing countries’ move beyond readiness and capacity building to demonstration programmes and emission reductions with payments based on verified results.

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Nov. 12, 2017

Short presentation of CSE Pioneering direct access: a learning curve Learning and sharing: South-South Lessons learnt Avenues to be explored

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Nov. 11, 2017

About the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia DAE & EDA Experiance Challenges and Benefits

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Nov. 11, 2017

About the Project: Building the Resilience of Wetlands in the Province of Datem del Marañon, Peru

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Oct. 25, 2017

This knowledge product is part of the work undertaken by the African Development Bank Group's (AfDB) Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG), in the context of their work with the Climate Investment Fund’s Forestry Investment Program (CIF FIP). The report is from international working conference called “African Forestry Investment Conference (AFIC) ” on June 13th and 14th 2017, in Accra, Ghana. The event brought together 65 key players from the financial services and plantation forestry industries, senior government officials, independent experts, smallholder associations and civil society to discuss how ‘purpose-built’ financing models can be developed to help support the development of a world class plantation-based industry in Africa.

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Oct. 25, 2017

The Caribbean region’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face considerable threats from climate change, and considerable costs to cope with and adapt to climate impacts that exceed their financial capacity. The paper "Climate finance in the Caribbean region’s Small Island Developing States" analyses climate finance flows to Caribbean SIDS, using data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee’s Creditor Reporting System (CRS). Overall, the data reveals some important patterns in the way climate finance is being allocated and used in the Caribbean and provides a basis for deeper assessment of how climate finance is working for the region’s small island states. Beyond this, it is important to further examine how climate finance is working on the ground, and what kinds of outcomes it is producing for Caribbean communities.

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Oct. 25, 2017

In September 2017, I4CE updated its database on carbon pricing policies. This "Global panorama of carbon prices in 2017" presents key trends regarding the implementation of explicit carbon pricing policies at the regional and national level in 2017. A world map, a detailed table and a graph provide comprehensive information on the jurisdictions that have implemented or plan to implement explicit carbon pricing policies, the type of instrument chosen, the sectors covered, the pricing levels and the use of revenues. 5 key trends for 2017: (Too) Few jurisdictions have implemented an explicit carbon price The adoption of carbon pricing policies is accelerating Carbon revenues, which have decreased in 2016, remain an important financing tool for both the environment and the economy Carbon prices are perceived as too low for the economic sphere Explicit carbon prices in 2017 are not aligned with the costs of necessary climate action in order to stay on the 2°C trajectory

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Oct. 25, 2017

ADB is making strides in private sector participation within its portfolio for the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), leveraging concessional public funds to mobilize private sector investments for climate action. Aside from the private sector projects within Investment Plans, ADB through the Dedicated Private Sector Programs under the Clean Technology Fund is channeling over $100 million directly into private sector investments in geothermal energy development, renewable energy minigrids, and other projects. ADB will also be implementing an adaptation project through the Private Sector Set-Asides under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience. This publication presents an overview of ADB’s experience in building a CIF private sector portfolio, highlighting how funding has been able to encourage greater private sector investment in climate-relevant sectors by using innovative financial instruments to address risks.

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Oct. 25, 2017

Climate finance totaling $81 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2015. This included $25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further $56 billion from other investors. These MDB climate finance figures are detailed here in the 2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance. This important contribution to the global climate change challenge was reinforced by pledges from all MDBs in 2015 to significantly increase their climate financing in coming years. The pledges were made in the run-up to the COP21 Paris Agreement, the world’s first universal climate accord adopted in December 2015 by 195 countries.

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Oct. 25, 2017

This report provides an assessment of the costs, benefits, and investment opportunities for GHG abatement in the energy and transport sectors of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The ecological complexity of the Central and West Asian region gives way to diverse ecosystems with rich natural resources and hydrocarbon reserves; countries in this region are not only exposed to climate change risks, but there is growing recognition that their carbon-intensive economies necessitate reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with global efforts to mitigate climate change. The Economics of Climate Change in Central and West Asia, a regional technical assistance (TA) project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was designed to identify costs and opportunities in investments for low-carbon growth and climate resilience and low-carbon growth, under two components: mitigation of climate change, which assessed the costs and benefits of GHG emission reduction measures and formulated low-carbon growth investment proposals for energy and transport in the most carbon-intensive countries in the region; and adaptation to climate change, which assessed the costs and benefits of implementing adaptation measures to reduce the adverse effects of climate change on energy and water resources in the most vulnerable countries.

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Oct. 25, 2017

This publication describes an innovative financing solution for enhancing both financially bankable as well as environmentally sustainable infrastructure projects. A large financing need challenges climate-adjusted infrastructure in developing Asia, estimated at $26 trillion till 2030. This necessitates crowding-in private sources to meet financing, efficiency, and technology gaps. However, a lack of bankable projects is a major hurdle. This publication suggests one possible innovative financing approach. The Green Finance Catalyzing Facility (GFCF) proposes a blended finance framework for governments and development entities to better leverage development funds for risk mitigation, generate a pipeline of bankable green infrastructure projects, and directly catalyze private finance. The GFCF provides useful inputs for the current debate on mainstreaming green finance into country financial systems.

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