Provide your feedback to an upcoming evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds

The Evaluation Oversight Committee (EOC) of the Independent Evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) requests your feedback on the draft approach to the evaluation. The EOC (of which IEG is a member) would particularly like input on the proposed evaluation questions, and the overall scope and purpose of the evaluation. Please visit http://www.cifevaluation.org to… Read More Provide your feedback to an upcoming evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds

Live webinar on evaluation of climate change intervention for excluded populations, 11 June

Evaluation of climate change intervention for excluded populations. Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. When: Monday, 11th June 2012, 1:00 to 2:00 PM New York time. Cost: Free. No prior registration required. Within the series of monthly live webinars on Equity-focused evaluations , UNICEF, UNWOMEN, the Rockefeller Foundation,… Read More Live webinar on evaluation of climate change intervention for excluded populations, 11 June

Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor,,warns 2011 Human Development Report

Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here… Read More Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor,,warns 2011 Human Development Report

Climate Change and Asian Development Bank

ADB is helping developing countries shift to low-carbon growth and protect those most vulnerable against the expected impacts of climate change. ADB’s long-term strategic framework for 2008-2020 (Strategy 2020) makes tackling climate change part of our core operations. ADB is supporting a comprehensive program of assistance to developing member countries for climate change mitigation and… Read More Climate Change and Asian Development Bank

ci:grasp

Home | ci:grasp. ci:grasp aims to support decision-makers and climate change adaptation practitioners in developing countries by providing structured and coherent climate information. Information is presented following an impact chain logic, where climate change stimuli lead to climate impacts, which in turn require adaptation measures. Information is currently available for nine focal countries. The platform… Read More ci:grasp

Evaluating adaptation to climate change from a development perspective | IDS

Evaluation of CCAI (climate change adaptation interventions) is challenging as they are diverse, cutting across sectors and scales. Few evaluations have yet been undertaken. Monitoring and evaluation is often designed post-hoc and not embedded in the project. Methods could be improved through: • Mechanisms to provide ongoing feedback on impacts beyond the lifespan of the… Read More Evaluating adaptation to climate change from a development perspective | IDS

Evaluating adaptation to climate change from a development perspective | IDS

Evaluation of CCAI (climate change adaptation interventions) is challenging as they are diverse, cutting across sectors and scales. Few evaluations have yet been undertaken. Monitoring and evaluation is often designed post-hoc and not embedded in the project. Methods could be improved through: • Mechanisms to provide ongoing feedback on impacts beyond the lifespan of the… Read More Evaluating adaptation to climate change from a development perspective | IDS

UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Report

On Friday 26 November, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched its Least Developed Countries Report 2010, subtitled ‘Towards a new international development architecture for LDCs’. The report argues that the world’s 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) need ‘‘more and better-designed financing — rising from an estimated $4 billion to $17 billion… Read More UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Report

UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty — the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) — to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the… Read More UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

WDR 2010: Development and climate protection can go together

Developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty – if they receive financial and technical assistance from high-income countries. This is among the findings of the World Development Report (WDR) 2010, published by the World Bank. It is key, thus the report, that industrialised countries curb their carbon dioxide emissions… Read More WDR 2010: Development and climate protection can go together

Oxfam: Rich countries must not raid aid to pay climate debt

A new Oxfam report has warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises. The report, ‘Beyond Aid,’ also warns that at least 75 million fewer children are likely to… Read More Oxfam: Rich countries must not raid aid to pay climate debt

Survey on how to design a climate agreement

The Center for Global Development launched a survey on how to design a climate agreement that is environmentally effective, economically efficient, and fair. The 15 questions about climate policy in this survey present you with some of the same choices that climate negotiators are weighing, and that global leaders will tackle at Copenhagen and beyond.… Read More Survey on how to design a climate agreement

EU Development policy to focus on climate and democracy, says Mrs Carlsson

As president in office of the EU Council, the Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden, Gunilla Carlsson, presented to MEPs from the Committee on Development the presidency’s priorities for the second semester of 2009: development as part of the climate change agenda, democracy building as well as policy coherence and effectiveness. Helping to ensure… Read More EU Development policy to focus on climate and democracy, says Mrs Carlsson

Websites of the Month June 2008

Africa Progress Panel http://www.africaprogresspanel.org The aim of the Africa Progress Panel is to focus world leaders’ attention on making the most of the growing number of opportunities for progress in Africa. It will also comment on the challenges African governments, the G8 and other international partners face in meeting the commitments made towards Africa’s development.… Read More Websites of the Month June 2008