Climate Finance Resources Relating to Afghanistan

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1) Online Platforms Listing a Range of Climate Finance Options:

There are many financial incentives and support programs available to help you make your project more attractive to investors.  To learn about these incentives, visit the following online platforms:
b) RECP Financial Catalyst – The Finance Catalyst links renewable energy projects to finance opportunities and vice versa, targeting small- and medium-scale renewable energy (RE) projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
c) After registering on IRENA’s Project Navigator, a user can explore funding options on their Financial Navigator
d) Africa Development Bank: Loans and Grants Search Page
h) UNDP’s SDG Financing Solutions overview
m) GreenClimateFund: To view developing countries have designated a National Designated Authority or Focal Point, paving the way towards unlocking GCF resources for climate solutions, see: https://www.greenclimate.fund/countries .

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2) Climate Finance Support Centres

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3) Online Platforms for Project Development and Connecting to Investors:

a) International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA’s) Project Navigator: Navigator
b) IRENA’s Sustainable Energy Marketplace: Marketplace
c) IRENA’s Channel on YouTube: LINK
d) ClimatePlace’s Project Marketplace: ClimatePlace
e) Convergence Finance, which is focused on helping to increase private sector investment in developing countries.
f) Cross boundary: Open Source information for financing mini-grids – We believe this will accelerate universal access to electricity in Africa by unlocking access to the $1 trillion infrastructure capital markets that mini-grids need to scale.  For more info, listen to this podcast at the 30:05 mark.

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4) Climate finance reports and articles:
Global Consortium of Ten Investors Including Governments, Philanthropies, and Institutional Investors Commit Initial Capital to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions in Emerging Markets
g) Green Bonds, which are being issued by a growing number of organizations and is a type of financing that is growing very quickly around the world.  For example, ClimateBonds.net estimates that there will be about $350bn worth of these types of financings this year.
h) IEA: Financing clean energy transitions in emerging and developing economies – Flagship report — June 2021.
l) UNFCCC – Fast-start Finance (FSF) allocations Relating to Climate Finance (list starts with contributions to Afghanistan)
m) Displaced Afghan negotiator calls for climate aid to war-torn states, 08/09/2021 – Ahmad Samim Hoshmand, a top climate official before he fled the Taliban, says Afghans need support more than ever to cope with climate impacts.
n) Wiki article: 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference
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5) Example climate smart technologies that support jobs, education and/or food security:
a) Reducing Food Waste Through Solar-Powered Cold Storage (also see: TAGE)
b) Solar-powered irrigation system, such as one by SunCulture.
c) Solar-powered micro-grid, such as one by FlexGrid.

d) Water filter system and automated dispenser (ATM), such as the one by Susteq.
e) Water from air machine, such as the one by Skywater.
f) Biodigester to generate energy from waste.
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6) Example research and training centres for climate smart technologies:
a) National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), Sanatorium Street, Dar-ul-Aman Road, 6th District, Kabul, Afghanistan
e) Climate Change Centre (CCC), The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan