Funding and Cooperation for Innovation

Topic Background

It has been more than 20 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force. The latest achievement by the UNFCCC is the Paris Agreement adopted in COP21, which encourages each Parties to formulate their objectives (Nationally Determined Contribution: NDC), and covers a broad area of measures such as adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer. The Paris Agreement is a pivotal one, though further discussion needs to be done to work out the details of the Agreement. At the same time, various partnerships and collaborations outside UNFCCC has contributed to international efforts to tackle climate change. It is desirable to have a comprehensive review of international climate change efforts to understand how to effectively incorporate such initiatives outside UNFCCC.

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CTCN and GCF: Expanding Green Technology Assistance in Developing Countries

  • Posted by ICEF
  • September 8, 2017
  • ICEF Secretariat Reports/Opinions Team

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) are stepping up collaboration to accelerate the development and transfer of technologies for energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate-resilient development. This partnership is well illustrated through the GCF Readiness Programme that has approved funding to support the governments in advancing green technology initi...

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G20 noted the work of “Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures”

  • Posted by ICEF
  • August 28, 2017
  • ICEF Secretariat Reports/Opinions Team

According to G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth, Annex to G20 Leaders Declaration, the industry-led Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has completed work, which includes recommendations on voluntary disclosures of climate related financial risks by corporate. 

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GCF (Green Climate Fund) Requests for Proposals for Mobilizing Funds at Scale

  • Posted by ICEF
  • July 14, 2017
  • ICEF Secretariat Reports/Opinions Team

The GCF invites existing and potential accredited entities to propose projects and programmes that deploy private sector investment in support of mitigation and adaptation activity in developing countries. Up to USD 500 million for this request of proposals will be allocated on minimum of three high-impact projects and programmes that mobilize private sector investment in climate change activity a...

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Future of the Investment from the Private Sector: Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2016 Concurrent Sessions

  • Posted by Takashi Hongo
  • December 26, 2016
  • 21.Other, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute

-ICEF approach for dissemination of technologies- Technology is the key to achieving the 2 degrees target aimed by the Paris Agreement.  ICEF aims to approach climate change issues by application of technologies, and discussions were held on the supporting mechanism of technology dissemination. The Asian Development Bank shows its strength in large-scale investments in sectors such as the p...

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ICEF2016 Side Event: ICEF/G7WG

  • Posted by ICEF
  • October 6, 2016
  • ICEF Secretariat Reports/Opinions Team

Summary of ICEF/G7WG 5th October 2016  The G7 Energy Ministerial Meeting was held in Kitakyushu, Japan in May 2016. In a joint statement, G7 countries declared that they encourage collaboration among relevant research laboratories and institutes to promote the development of innovative clean energy technologies. This agreement aims to generate excellent research outputs which have high pote...

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On 7 October, CIGS (Canon Institute for Global Studies) will hold an International Symposium "The Role of Innovation for Long-Term GHG Mitigation"

  • Posted by Jun Arima
  • September 18, 2016
  • Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

On 7 October 2016, CIGS (Canon Institute for Global Studies) will hold an International Symposium "The Role of Innovation for Long-Term GHG Mitigation", with participation of Dr.Carlo Carraro, Dr.Yoichi Kaya, Dr.Laura Diaz Anadon and Dr.David Victor. This Symposium will will deepen discussion on the role of innovation for long-term GHG mitigation, a road towards zero-emission society, the role of ...

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The Mission Innovation (MI) partners released government plans to double clean energy research and development funding over five years .

  • Posted by ICEF
  • September 12, 2016
  • ICEF Secretariat Reports/Opinions Team

The 21 partners of the MI represent well over 80 percent of global public investment in clean energy research and development, currently totalling approximately $15 billion per year. They have each pledged to seek a doubling in their governmental and/or state-directed clean energy research and development investment over five years, reaching around a combined $30 billion per year by 2021. These ef...

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Discussion continues for the Global Climate Action Agenda

  • Posted by ICEF
  • September 5, 2016
  • ICEF Secretariat Reports/Opinions Team

In May 2016, Ms. Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for climate change (also a steering committee member for ICEF) and Ms. Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco presented a roadmap for the Global Climate Action Agenda to increase cooperative climate action by all stakeholders including governments, businesses and citizens. Many Parti...

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Barriers disturbing development of innovative measures for mitigating climate change

  • Posted by Yoichi Kaya
  • August 19, 2014
  • President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

According to SPM of IPCC AR-5 WG1(1) cumulative (anthropogenic) emissions of CO2 and global mean surface temperature response are approximately linearly related. It indicates that stabilization of the global surface temperature requires almost zero emission of CO2. Considering that more than 85% of primary energy mankind depend upon are fossil fuels, we mankind are required to make drastic efforts...

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