The UNFCCC climate summit in Paris will be an important test for the international community’s commitment to the global partnership.
Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.
27 July 2015 – this week’s post-2015 digest provides a compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and related processes, including a report from CARE on developing sustainably and equitably in a carbon-constrained world, and an OECD briefing on the role of cities and regions in reaching people with development finance.
An OECD briefing calls for inclusive urbanisation, photo: Fareena Chanda, IIED
Can green bonds help India meet growing energy demand sustainably, ask Mandira Thakur from IRF partner, Development Alternatives
This background briefing, prepared for IRF2015's fourth informal retreat, draws on research to point out a number of key lesssons that can be taken from climate finance to inform thinking on sustainable development finance.
27 April – this week’s Post-2015 Digest provides a weekly compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related processes.
Building flood defences after a cyclone in Bangladesh, photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS
REPORTS AND PROPOSALS
As poor families face the greatest development challenges, and are also most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, Paul Steele (IIED) and Aaron Atteridge (SEI) argue that their perspectives must be taken into account in providing finance.
It is generally the poorest who bear the heaviest burden in less developed countries – whether it is the cost of poor sanitation, poor diet, or poor roads and transport links.