eC2:Independent Evaluation of the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation

climateDeadline:  30-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation seeks an evaluation team to conduct an independent review of the PAF’s performance covering the period from September 2014 to December 2017. The PAF is a World Bank trust fund that provides price guarantees in the form of put options, which provide holders the right but not the obligation to sell future emission reductions at a pre-determined price. The objectives of the Independent Formative Evaluation will be to assess PAF’s performance, strengths, and weaknesses and identify emerging lessons learned, including forward looking recommendations for future climate financing mechanisms.The evaluation team is expected to collect and analyze the necessary data (including against PAF’s logical framework) for evaluation’s purpose, answer proposed evaluation questions and compile lessons learned.

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Reengaging finance ministers in the fight against climate change

At the One Planet Summit in December 2017, French President Emanuel Macron Wind turbine farmcautioned that “we are losing the battle” on climate change and are “nowhere near” being able to contain rising temperatures to between 1.5°C to 2°C. Instead, Macron warned, temperatures could rise by 3.5°C or more by the end of this century.

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For billions without formal land rights, the tech revolution offers new grounds for hope

Many of today’s increasingly complex development challenges, from rapid urban Land-Conference-2017.jpgexpansion to climate change, disaster resilience, and social inclusion, are intimately tied to land and the way it is used. Addressing these challenges while also ensuring individuals and communities are able to make full use of their land depends on consistent, reliable, and accessible identification of land rights.

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Climate change: Without urgent action, climate impacts could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030

Countries and communities around the world are already experiencing stepped-up  climateclimate change impacts – including droughts, floods, more intense and frequent natural disasters, and sea-level rise – and the most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.

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World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020

K8860_pdfClimate change poses an enormous challenge to development. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make a sustainable future possible. At the same time, floods, droughts, sea-level rise, threats to water and food security and the frequency of natural disasters will intensify, threatening to push 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years alone.

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Scaling up climate investments will require innovation in five key areas

 
Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.

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eC2: Development of Climate Change Mitigation pathways in Energy and Urban sectors

Deadline: 25-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

PSLO Energy Mission to Washington

Interested firm/consortium should have experience and expertise in climate change mitigation, particularly in the energy and urban sectors. The firm/consortium is required to demonstrate (i) proven international experience (with concrete examples) in assessment and development of mitigation options, scenarios, modelling techniques, baselines and emission factors development, required for the energy sector and desirable for the urban sector; (ii) technical experience and expertise in energy and urban sectors; (iii) local presence in Middle-East region, preferably in Jordan with management staff and local technical experts with Arabic language skills; (iv) experience working with government agencies and multi-lateral and international institutions.

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World Desertification Day: Concerted Effort in Global Resilience to Turn Back Drought and Desertification

STORY HIGHLIGHTSDried-lake-Bolivia
  • Climate and disaster risks, including drought and desertification, threaten economic growth and development gains globally.
  • In response, the World Bank, governments, international agencies, and communities are working to develop operational and technical assistance in the most vulnerable regions.
  • With consistent, systematic, and collective effort, global achievements have and can be preserved and enhanced, however, critical intervention is required.

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Connecting Climate Change and Health for Better Development

Climate change is already having real, measurable impacts on human health, and those 1525609725_52c22eae3d_zimpacts are expected to grow. Low- and middle-income countries are seeing the worst effects as they are most vulnerable to climate shifts and least able to adapt given weak health systems and poor infrastructure. The good news is that the cumulative impacts of climate change on health have been extensively discussed for decades and understanding is growing.

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WBG Course: From Climate Science to Action

The World Bank Group | Coursera

About this course: Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without climate action, decades of sustainable development is at risk, thus making this a ‘make or break’ point in time. Showcasing the most recent scientific evidence, explaining the different regional impacts and divulging climate action strategies, along with interactive tools such as a Carbon Footprint Tracker and (I) NDC Platform, this MOOC provides some opportunities, where you can take action on climate change.

Start date : 8 May – Register

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