The Good Practice Database presents various examples of good practices worldwide which demonstrate how climate policies and actions are being effectively designed and implemented across a range of national contexts. This analysis is a joint initiative of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement, the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building Programme and the NDC Support Cluster.

Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) through Micro-Finance Institutions

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:24
Benin, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Senegal
Although private sector involvement in climate adaptation finance is still a novelty, the United Nations Environment Programme is working with Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) to shift the paradigm. MFIs cater to some of the most vulnerable …

Promoting the resilience of economies in semi-arid areas in Burkina Faso

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:12
Burkina Faso, Sub-Saharan Africa
‘Promoting the Resilience of Economies in Semi-arid Areas’ (PRISE for its English acronym) is a global, collaborative and applied research programme between multiple international partners and countries, including Burkina Faso. It is aimed …

Scaling up ambition: Lessons from British Columbia’s carbon tax

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:12
Canada
Many consider the British Columbia (B.C.) carbon tax to be a ‘textbook’ example of a broad-based, revenue-neutral carbon tax (World Bank, 2017). The carbon tax was introduced in 2008 at a rate of Canadian Dollars (CAD) 10 per metric ton of …