The Autumn School 2023, as part of the PrivABoo Practitioners Lab, took place on 18, 25 October and 1 November 2023. It is focused on exploring the context of Adaptation SMEs and their climate change related opportunities and impacts. Additionally, adaptation tools and approaches were discussed, as well as financing opportunities for climate change adaptation.
Value Creation through Mainstreaming Gender in Adaptation Finance is a customizable training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in climate change adaptation. It underscores the significance of adopting a gender lens within the context of adaptation finance. In a rapidly changing business landscape, applying this gender perspective is critical to understanding and addressing diverse customer needs, enabling SMEs to effectively adapt their products and marketing strategies. Moreover, the program equips SMEs with the essential tools and insights to create a nurturing environment for talent development within their enterprises. It provides guidance on meeting the gender and inclusion-related criteria set by investors, a vital component for securing funding and establishing partnerships.
Nature-based solutions can be an effective way to address environmental and social challenges, including adaptation to climate change and nature-related financial risks faced by economies around the globe. Although private sector engagement has picked up, nature-based solutions remain severely underfunded.
Market Opportunities for renewable drinking water technology in rural, remote and hard-to-access areas in India
The study focused on rural areas in 8 districts in 4 Indian states, namely, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, was designed to provide a cost-effective and decentralized solution having resilient drinking water source in remote areas.
Tackling gender inequality and disparities is crucial to build resilient communities and economies. This Gender Strategy outlines the steps the GIZ’s project on Private Adaptation Finance (PAF) – part of the global project NDC Assist II – undertakes to mainstream gender when mobilizing mobilizing finance and investment in private sector solutions for climate change adaptation and resilience.
This publication provides an overview of selected tools that businesses can use to identify climate risks and impacts in their regions and economic sectors, and a short guidance as to how this information can be used to build a company’s narrative towards their adaptation relevance.
This Briefing provides an introduction to climate change adaptation, its relevance for impact investors and how the issue can be addressed in investment strategies. The focus lies on investment opportunities in SMEs and growth stage companies in developing countries and emerging markets. At the same time, much of the analytical framework is applicable to developed markets as well, for example how to identify adaptation-relevant business models.
The Private Adaptation Investment Bootcamp will be hosting a webinar on “Business Opportunities in Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience”. Providing both theoretical background and practical examples, the webinar will target entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, and the wider ecosystem of climate adaptation professionals, contributing to their understanding of climate change impacts and related business opportunities, and providing a platform for further engagement.
COP27 Africa Regional Resilience Hub Session: Private sector solutions for climate adaptation and resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
How can the private sector, and small enterprises in particular, contribute to Climate Adaptation in Subsahara Africa? As part of the Africa Regional Hub 2022, Denise Engel, head of the Private Adaptation Finance Component, spoke on a panel on the topic – watch the recording here.
As climate adaptation finance is a topic with global import, EVPA, GIZ & AVPA are bringing together global perspectives for an introductory e-talk. You will hear more about the importance of private capital in climate adaptation finance, market trends, business opportunities, unrealised impact potential and common challenges. Recorded webinar from June 9.