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Knowledge management – from bottleneck to success factor: Concepts & practical guidance for co-learning systems in international development cooperation

This publication introduces a conceptual and methodological framework for the design and the implementation of effective knowledge management interventions for co-learning systems in international development cooperation.

A New Narrative of Resilient and Climate Smart Societies - Aligning Adaptation, Mitigation and the SDGs

This strategy paper is based on the conceptualization of a theoretical model that can explain mitigation and adaptation linkages and their embeddedness within an overarching development framework. The energy sector of Caribbean Small Island and Development States (SIDS) was chosen as an initial example in this study.

Lead the Change - Systemic leadership for NDC implementation and raising ambition

This working paper is a first attempt to pull together current and emerging insights and raise awareness among climate practitioners and policy makers of the importance of systemic leadership as an approach for enhanced NDC implementation. It especially addresses officers in funding and implementing agencies, but also decision makers in partner countries.

Working together for climate resilience - Challenges and success factors for collaboration between technical and financial partners in development cooperation

International technical and financial cooperation can support countries and subnational entities in developing capacities and accessing finance for development. The results are best if organisations work together to ensure effective use of resources. However, actors in development cooperation often have heterogeneous and sometimes competing strategic perspectives and aid instruments, translating …

NDC Cluster's Strategy Meeting in the context of COP 25

The NDC Support Cluster held a strategy meeting, on December 6th, 2019, in the context of COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. Over 30 participants, and NDC Cluster partners, gathered with the aim of harvesting solutions and best practices of how IKI can support ambition raising and NDC enhancement, in the short- and medium- terms (for 2020 and post-2025, respectively).

BUND Paper on Civil Society Engagement for Ambitious NDCs

In this paper, BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) shares experiences gained in the context of the ongoing project: “Strengthening civil society in the implementation of national climate policy”, which is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Financing adaptation to climate change – an introduction

This Briefing guides its reader through the complex subject of Adaptation Finance. It gives an overview of the state of play and the landscape of financing adaptation. It is the second of the Adaptation Briefings series under the NDC Support Cluster, which aims to provide concise information on topics relevant for projects working on climate change adaptation.