Posted by Kapupu Diwa Mut... on Wed 02/15/2017

The Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) is a unique initiative of the Forest Investment Program (FIP). The DGM was designed by IPLC representatives to reflect their priorities and empower forest-dependent communities to design and implement forestry policies in line with their own interests. With the release of the DGM’s first annual report, it seems fitting to reflect on the DGM’s greatest accomplishments from its first year.

We demonstrated direct access as a viable model for climate finance

Posted by Zhihong Zhang on Mon 02/13/2017

Early February turned out to be a very busy time for the countries participating in the SREP – the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries – one of the four programs of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).  First, representatives from over 20 SREP countries traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the SREP Pilot Countries Meeting, and then to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar for a mini-grids learning event organized jointly by the CIF and the World Bank Energy Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). 

Posted by Julie De Moyer on Tue 01/10/2017

As we start the new year, it is worth reminding ourselves that 2016 delivered some big wins in the effort to respond to climate change. The collective, global sigh of relief when the Paris Climate Agreement -- two decades in the making -- came into force, was heard around the world. Country-level progress also gained attention.

This StoryMap shares just seven of the climate action stories unfolding, from Africa to Asia, to Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe, that can help empower a greener future for all. 

 

Posted by Jacqueline Sibanda on Tue 01/10/2017

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we want to learn more about where you get your information about the CIF and climate investment in general. 

Posted by Mafalda Duarte on Thu 12/15/2016

I lead the Climate Investment Funds, which invests urgently needed resources in 72 developing and middle income countries with to help them manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

There have been many events in 2016 which have reinforced the scale and urgency of the climate challenge:

Posted by Chris Head on Thu 12/15/2016

I’m the Private Sector Specialist with the Climate Investment Funds, an $8.3 billion portfolio of four climate finance programs working in 72 developing and middle income countries to drive climate-smart investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate resilience, and forestry. 

Posted by Berenice Hernan... on Wed 12/14/2016

I’m the Director of Financing within the National Forestry Commission of the Government of Mexico. The picture below is of where I was born, in a little town located in the mountains of Oaxaca. It was a great place to grow up and it was where I learned on a daily basis how important forests were to the livelihood of my community.

Posted by Leandro Azevedo on Tue 12/13/2016

I am a Senior Climate Finance Officer at the African Development Bank. We work to contribute to the economic growth and social progress of our African member states. Right now, I want to talk a little about the importance of energy to Africa and how Concentrated Solar Power – or CSP - can help.

Posted by Rachel Allen on Mon 12/12/2016

I lead the $1.2 billion Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, a funding window of the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds - a climate finance trust fund housed at the World Bank.  The PPCR assists national governments in integrating climate resilience into development planning. And we provide additional funding to put the plan into action and pilot innovative measures to pressing climate-related risks.

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