Climate change and small-scale fisheries
Dec 04, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
The fisheries sector contributes significantly to income and food security for hundreds of millions of people, particularly in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and coastal Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Climate change presents key challenges for small-scale fisheries and mariculture and is projected to have significant impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people dependent on this sector. The precise magnitude of future impacts of climate change on fisheries – in particular small-scale fisheries – are still poorly understood, since they involve numerous interactions with fragile and complex ecosystems that are often already affected by other stressors such as overfishing or pollution
Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Insurance: Success, Challenges and Opportunities
Nov 07, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Both Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and Climate Risk Finance & Insurance (CRFI) can be used to enhance adaptation, reduce and transfer risk, and build resilience to the growing impacts from natural and human-made hazards. There is a nascent and growing interest in where these strategies may intersect and be mutually beneficial for adaptation. The substantive engagement between the insurance and environmental sectors is relatively new. Thus, it is hardly surprising that few fully integrated Climate Risk Finance & Insurance and EbA products (e.g. reef insurance in Mexico, p. 24) currently exist, and that such solutions face some challenges. That said, there are many common interests and significant opportunities which could help improve integration of CRFI with EbA and more broadly Nature-based Solutions. These can lead to innovations beneficial to both sectors and, most importantly, to improved resilience outcomes for vulnerable people and for nature. The GIZ joint publication by the Global Project Mainstreaming EbA, the InsuResilience Secretariat and ACRI+ is available now; Authors: UC Santa Cruz, The Nature Conservancy, Social Impact Partners.
Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing – New Approaches for Financing Adaptation Challenges Developed Through the Practitioner Labs Climate Finance
Sep 05, 2019 - Workshop report - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are crucial stakeholders when it comes to climate change adaptation finance on the ground since local companies and communities are directly affected by climate change. However, despite the fact that local businesses and communities are in urgent need of suitable financing instruments, SMEs face significant financing challenges in many developing and emerging economies, particularly with regards to climate change adaptation. This Innovation Brief presents six innovative bottom-up adaptation financing approaches from the SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance 2018 in India, Thailand and Uganda, and shares overarching learnings about challenges and solutions. The Labs support creativity, innovation, and co-creation through its participative and collaborative prototyping methodology. The solutions for adaptation finance include among others microinsurances, financing models for climate-smart irrigation systems as well as information platforms and make use of innovative technologies, digital solutions and blockchain-based approaches.
The Roles of the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation – an Introduction
Sep 05, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Climate change is set to become one of the most significant – if not the most significant – challenges for economies and societies within the next decades. Adapting to its impacts will be crucial for human wellbeing. While the role and responsibilities of the public sector for supporting adaptation and building resilience have been in focus for a long time, awareness for the need to address and engage the private sector has steadily grown. This introduction shows that companies of any size, private associations and cooperatives, banks and investors as well as insurance companies can play three different roles in and for adaptation. They can adapt to climate change, finance climate adaptation of others and support others through products and services for resilience.
Study on Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Planning Processes
Apr 24, 2019 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Adapting to the impacts of climate change, whether at the national, sub-national or community level, is not the responsibility of national governments alone. It requires the coordinated input of multiple stakeholders, including local authorities, development partners, communities and civil society. Businesses and investors also need to be involved, as they are the key engines of economic growth in developing countries, accounting for 60 per cent of gross domestic product, 80 per cent of capital flows and 90 per cent of jobs. They will be relied on to create the jobs needed to support adaptation, to develop the products and services needed for societies to become more climate-resilient, and to finance—directly or indirectly—many adaptation actions. The strategic and well-informed inclusion of the private sector in climate change adaptation planning and activities must be a key part of all countries’ efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change; they will be key partners in the design, financing and implementation of adaptation priorities. The National Adaptation Plan process differs from past processes in that it offers a medium- and long-term vision of national adaptation action, aligned with development plans and with a supporting regulatory and policy framework. If properly communicated, it foregrounds a country’s key climate vulnerabilities. It therefore can provide all stakeholders, including the private sector, with a stable and predictable roadmap for a government’s priorities on national adaptation. This study aims to offer guidance to governments and their partners on how to engage the private sector in the NAP process. Private sector engagement in the NAP process, for the purposes of this paper, is defined as the meaningful involvement of private sector actors—ranging in size, sector, motivation and whether they operate in the formal or informal sector—in the planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation planning processes. Governments remain the overall owners and drivers of the NAP process. However, for NAPs to be successfully implemented and climate resilience strengthened, private sector actors will need to be involved. The study was developed by the NAP Global Network, in collaboration with and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
Finanzas innovadoras para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) – Involucramiento del sector privado (ficha)
Oct 23, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
El documento sobre ”Finanzas innovadoras para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) – Involucramiento del sector privado” presenta los resultados del Grupo de Trabajo sobre financiamiento innovador para AbE de la red GADeR – ALC de GIZ. El documento explica paso a paso la metodología desarrollada por el Programa EbA “Estrategias de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas en Colombia y Ecuador” para el diseño participativo de mecanismos financieros innovadores que aprovechen las oportunidades financieras locales, de manera que se fenere confianza entre los actores y transparencia a las inversiones. El documento también presenta los resultados del desarrollo de un instrumento financiero con involucramiento del sector privado para Cartagena de Indias en Colombia, enfocado en la compensación de huella de carbono de eventos locales que aportan a incrementar y mantener el arbolado público de la ciudad. Por último, se exponen algunas conclusiones del proceso y referencias para el desarrollo de la metodología.
Engaging the Private Sector in Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries: Importance, Status, and Challenges.
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Biagini, B. and Miller, A. (2013). Engaging the Private Sector in Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries: Importance, Status, and Challenges. Summary: This paper summarizes why it is necessary but difficult for the private sector to adapt to climate change. It describes measures for promoting private investments in climate resilience and highlights the need for much more focused and detailed analysis of business opportunities arising from climate change.
Adapting to Climate Change: Methods and Tools for Climate Risk Management.
Nov 08, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
CSC (2014). Adapting to Climate Change: Methods and Tools for Climate Risk Management. Summary: This guidebook seeks to provide organitzizations with the information they need in order to understand the range of issues involved in adaptation, and to help them make informed decisions about how they may make progress with adaptation planning in practice. It explains why adaptation is climate risk management and provides a comprehensive overview of methods and tools for climate risk assessment.
Adapting From The Ground Up – Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
World Resources Institute, UNDP (2015): Adapting From The Ground Up – Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change. Summary: The report highlights how the public sector, with assistance from development partners, NGOs, and others, can create an enabling environment which will encourage micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in developing countries to invest in adaptation. The analysis is based on numerous case studies.
The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation: Strengthening Private Sector and Community Resilience.
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme, Oxfam, World Resources Institute (2015). The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation: Strengthening Private Sector and Community Resilience. Summary: This report highlights how companies can adapt to climate change, and how to address the most pressing challenges that hamper private sector progress. It shares lessons learned from 17 case studies and provides actionable guidance for public and private sector leaders to accelerate responsible corporate adaptation.
Making Adaptation a Private Sector Business: Insights from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Nepal
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Trabacchi, C.; Stadelmann, M. (2013). Making Adaptation a Private Sector Business: Insights from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Nepal. Climate Policy Initiative. San Giorgio Group Case Study. Summary: This case study assesses a private sector project run by the IFC in Nepal. The project engages and develops the capacity of agribusiness firms and local commercial banks to transfer skills and resources to farmers, thus promoting climate resilience in the agricultural sector. The report also explores opportunities for scaling-up and replicating private sector engagement.
Adaptation to Climate Change: Promising Ways to Tackle Climate Risks
Nov 06, 2017 - Report - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (2017): Adaptation to Climate Change – Promising Ways to Tackle Climate Risks. Summary: This paper describes the German approach and contribution to climate change adaptation in developing countries. It addresses topics such as adaptation finance, private sector adaptation and innovative climate risk finance solutions.
Guide for Industrial Zone Managers
Mar 08, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
GIZ (2016): Guide méthodologique pour l’adaptation au Changement Climatique des Zones Industrielles. Guide for Industrial Zone Managers. Currently only available in French Summary: The Guide provides information, practical tools, case studies and recommendations to support Industrial Zone managers in conducting a climate risk analysis and developing an adaptation strategy. The Guide is structured along the following sections: Industrial zones and adaptation to climate change, implementing an adaptation strategy, building adaptation capacity of industrial zones, supporting tools and references.
Stimulating private sector engagement and investment in building disaster resilience and climate change adaptation
Mar 08, 2017 - Report - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
PWC (2013): Stimulating private sector engagement and investment in building disaster resilience and climate change adaptation – Recommendations for public finance support – FINAL REPORT. Summary: This study explores how public finance can be better used to stimulate private sector engagement in building disaster resilience and preparedness for natural catastrophes and climate change. Through four country case studies (Bangladesh, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan) and research this report explores what the private sector needs in order to overcome constraints to its engagement and investment in building resilience.
Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change and Development Agency Support
Mar 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. Private Sector Development Synthesis Note (2014): Private Sector Adaptation and Development Agency Support. Synthesis Note Summary: This note explores the role of the private sector in adaptation and describes challenges to private sector adaptation. It summarizes how development agencies are providing support, e.g. through partnerships with private sector actors, facilitation of clean technology transfer and other measures. The note end with a short overview of the potential ways forward.
Private Sector Engagement in Adaptation to Climate Change: Approaches to Managing Climate Risks
Mar 08, 2017 - Working Paper - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Agrawala, S.; M. Carraro; N. Kingsmill; E. Lanzi; M. Mullan and G. Prudent-Richard. (2011): Private Sector Engagement in Adaptation to Climate Change: Approaches to Managing Climate Risks. OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 39, OECD Publishing. Summary: The report analyzes how companies perceive, assess and manage climate change risks. It considers whether companies are taking advantage of the business opportunities arising from climate change and assesses common trends and factors affecting private sector adaptation. The study is based on information from sixteen case studies as well as on responses to the 2009 Carbon Disclosure Project questionnaire.
Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector
Mar 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ): Demystifying Adaptation for the Private Sector. November 2016. Summary: This studies analyses different aspects of private investments into climate change adaptation. Amongst other things, it identifies the adaptation needs of private sector actors and discusses the barriers that inhibit private adaptation finance flows. The study also describes what governments and public finance institutions can do to support private sector investments.