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Climate Expert Tool updated!

 

 

 

Dear Climate Expert users!

The Climate Expert Tool has been updated to include a fifth step in the CE process with regards to adaptation financing options for SMEs. GIZ commissioned the extension to a fifth module to Adeplhi Research, who completed the task recently. You can find the updated tool in the Tools & Trainings section under Full Company Assessment.

The corresponding information material on the website will be updated in the near future as well, to integrate the fifth step.

We hope you enjoy working with the Climate Expert Tool!

Climate Expert Tool Training in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

6th – 10th September 2021

Kyrgyzstan — a Central-Asian country with breathtaking mountain peaks and picturesque meadows — is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Rising temperatures in Kyrgyzstan lead to more frequent climate extremes such as droughts, unpredictable seasonal weather, and an increasing number of natural disasters. These consequences negatively affect the country's economy, as more than half of the country's GDP comes from climate and weather-sensitive activities. Therefore, there is a need for a set of preventive adaptation measures to save the stability of enterprises.

The training “Climate Expert Tool” was held in Bishkek from 6th to 10th of September for representatives of the consulting and the expert community on business development. Through the training participants were familiarized with the methodology of the Climate Expert Tool in theory and in practice in order to apply the approach in their service offers.

During the training, participants learned how to assess the risks and opportunities of enterprises, identify measures to adapt to climate change, conduct financial performance analysis and develop an adaptation strategy. Also, the participants had the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge on real cases. The participants conducted an express assessment for two local companies "Tomat KG" (tomato paste factory) and "Barkad” (producer of processed meat and sausage products). Based on the analysis results, the management teams of these companies were provided with some preliminary recommendations for reducing potential risks from climate change for their business sustainability.

Zoya Kretova, training participant and leading climatologist of Kyrgyzstan, shared her opinion: “The Climate Expert Tool is useful in terms of adapting international knowledge and recommendations at the local level. In Kyrgyzstan, so far, advisory services on the impact of climate change on the private sector are practically absent, and this tool can contribute to the development of a new direction. As for me, I plan to use the acquired knowledge for the work within my project "Youth's Climate Change Resilience"".

The training on the “Climate Expert Tool” was conducted by an international expert from Germany, Jörn Köckritz, and organized by the Kyrgyz-German-Swiss programme of GIZ "Green Economy and Sustainable Private Sector Development in Kyrgyzstan".

New e-learning course features the Climate Expert Approach

The International Trade Centre (ITC) offers a free e-learning course for small and medium-sized enterprises and experts working with them. The course features the GIZ Climate Expert Approach. Next starting date is Monday, 24th of January 2022. Register now!

 

CLIMATE EXPERT FOR RUSSIAN SPEAKERS

THE CLIMATE EXPERT TOOLS ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE IN RUSSIAN

Due to popular demand, GIZ has translated the Climate Expert tools into Russian. This includes the excel tool as well as many other relevant materials. See for an overview:

www.climate-expert.org/en/home/tools-trainings/climate-expert-tools-russian-version/

 

HELPING INDUSTRIAL ZONES ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

New Materials available now

We have uploaded a whole host of new material in French that helps managers of industrial zones as well as companies in those industrial zones to adapt to climate change. It is all available on this website:

www.climate-expert.org/en/home/tools-trainings/guide-for-industrial-zones/

WEBINAR: Video NOW available

watch this video ON DEMAND to learn MORE about the climate expert

 The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) jointly organised a webinar on the Climate Expert in September 2019. Watch the Video to learn more about the Climate Expert and how it is currently being used.

 

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ONLINE TRAINING 2019: CLIMATE RESILIENCE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Join our online training to become a Climate Expert 

NEW DATE: 21th October - 01th of November 2019 (10 training sessions à 2 hours)

Water scarcity, flooding, heat waves – climate change can severely affect the private sector. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, as they strongly depend on local resources. Yet, if engaged effectively, the private sector is capable of developing locally relevant, effective solutions for the challenges of climate change.

 

This remote training illustrates how climate change affects businesses, explains the rationale behind adaptation and shows strategies for climate resilience. Participants will learn how to use the 4-step Climate Expert tool to analyse climate risks and opportunities, prioritize adaptation measures and design adaptation strategies. 

 

The training is intended for consultants who want to support private sector companies in adapting to climate change. Representatives of business associations, chambers of commerce, NGOs or GIZ staff working with the private sector are also invited to participate.

 

Please see flyer for details and enroll!

 

 

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Climate Resilience in International Value Chains

Cooperation with the International Trade Centre (ITC) for building climate resilient value chains

In 2018 the project “Strengthening Competitiveness through Climate Resilience in International Value Chains” was implemented by the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Programme of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project focused on improving the climate-induced risk management of companies in international value chains through the integration of climate change considerations in their risk analysis. Through the project’s support and in close collaboration with their international buyers, companies created climate adaptation strategies including bankable measures to enhance their climate resilience.

The project was implemented from January to November 2018 and focused on the textiles and agri-processing sectors in Morocco, and the tea, coffee and cut flowers sectors in Kenya. 

Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD)

 

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Online Training: Climate Resilience of the Private Sector

Join our online training to become a Climate Expert 

NEW DATE: 5th - 16th of November 2018 (10 training sessions à 2 hours)

Water scarcity, flooding, heat waves – climate change can severely affect the private sector. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, as they strongly depend on local resources. Yet, if engaged effectively, the private sector is capable of developing locally relevant, effective solutions for the challenges of climate change.

This remote training illustrates how climate change affects businesses, explains the rationale behind adaptation and shows strategies for climate resilience. Participants will learn how to use the 4-step Climate Expert tool to analyse climate risks and opportunities, prioritize adaptation measures and design adaptation strategies. 

Please see flyer for contact details and course registration.  

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Lack of private sector involvement ‘hindering climate change adaptation’

Learnings of a dialogue on Environment and Sustainable Business in Rwanda

21 November 2017 // Kigali, Rwanda

“If you don’t take into consideration climate change impact, all the money you invested can be washed away in seconds" - the private sector should thus become involved in the battle to build resilience. Yet, low level of private investment in climate adaptation projects continues to dog the implementation of measures to mitigate climate change impacts.

Environmental experts revealed this on 21st November 2017 during a dialogue on Environment and Sustainable Business Development in Kigali. The meeting with the theme “Leveraging Adaptation Opportunities, Involving the Private Sector in Implementation of the NDCs in Rwanda” brought together participants from the private sector, civil society organisations, intergovernmental institutions and cooperatives, among others.

The dialogue was organized by Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Rwanda Water and Forest Authority (RWFA) through its Water for Growth (W4GR) Programme.

For more information, see this newspaper article: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/224135/

 

Sustainable industrial areas: Be part of the climate solution

Participation in international conference in Morocco

13th - 15th March 2017 // Rabat, Morocco

As hubs of economic activity, industrial zones and the companies located within are often highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The conference “Sustainable industrial areas: Be part of the climate solution” brings together numerous international and Moroccan experts from industry, science, politics and development cooperation to tackle this issue.

The detailed conference programme is available on the website: http://siaconference2017.com/   

The 6th SIA Conference is organized by the Moroccan Deputy Ministry in charge of the Environment under the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with the Moroccan Collective of Industrial Areas for the Environment (Collectif des Zones Industrielles pour l’Environnement, COZINE). The event is held in English and French. 

The PSACC project will contribute to the conference by sharing insights from its work with industrial zones in Morocco during the following sessions:

  • March 14, session 3 “Be Part of the Climate Solution: How to Address Adaptation Actions in Industrial Areas” 
  • March 15, working group 3 “Tools and mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of adaptation measures in industrial areas”

Particularly the PSACC “Guide for Climate Change Adaptation in Industrial Zones”, which was released at COP22 in November 2016, is in high demand. For more information on the guide, click here

 

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Climate Change: Opportunities and challenges for SMEs export development

PARTICIPATION IN SIDE EVENT AT THE COP22

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 3 pm // Room Souss, Green Zone, Marrakesh, Morocco

Climate change and the private sector – definitely a crucial topic at COP22! In addition to the side events on “Climate Change Adaptation in Industrial Zones” and “Demystifying Adaptation Finance” (see previous news) our team member of the PSACC project will yet again participate in an exciting side event.

The event – which is organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, Global Affairs Canada, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development – aims to explore the challenges and opportunities that SMEs must face with respect to increasing their climate resilience while maintaining their competitiveness. During this panel, representatives from government, businesses and international financial institutions will share their experiences and recommendations on sustainable products and market development under the climate agenda and resulting benefits for SMEs’ development in emerging/developing countries. Topics to be discussed include intellectual property, green technology transfer, climate risk management by SMEs, and others.

During the side event, PSACC expert Mohammed Rahoui (GIZ Morroco) will illustrate how the private sector can adapt to climate change. He will showcase examples from the Climate Expert approach and illustrate lessons learned from two years of successfully conducting workshops, capacity building activities, trainings and company assessments in Morocco. Mohammed Rahoui will also focus on the strategic approaches of SMEs and the public sector to adapt to climate change in Morocco.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN INDUSTRIAL ZONES

LAUNCH OF NEW GUIDE During side event AT COP22

Thursday 10 November 2016, 7 pm // Blue Zone, Marrakesh, Morocco

The side event on the theme "Private sector contribution to the climate solution: Industrial zones as a case study" is organized by the German cooperation GIZ-Morocco and the Deputy Ministry in Charge of Environment, together with the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco, and in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, the Ministry of Urbanism and Territory Planning and the Collective of Industrial Zones for Environment (COZINE).

Considering that the COP22 is "the action taking COP", the signature of a framework convention will follow the opening remarks and the debates. Six stakeholders including public sector, private sector and international cooperation will sign this convention, with a main objective to stimulate synergy and reinforce the transition action towards sustainable, low-carbon and climate-resilient industrial zones in Morocco. This event will gather key public and private stakeholders including international cooperation, national and international experts and key players in the Moroccan process for the transition towards sustainable industrial zones.

During this event, a new Guide for managers of Industrial zones will be launched. This "Guide Methodologique" was developed by the Global Program of GIZ "Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change (PSACC)". It examines how industrial zones and their companies are affected by climate change and offers a methodological approach to conduct a climate risk analysis and develop an adaptation strategy.

Find out more about the Guide here

 

DEMYSTIFYING ADAPTATION FINANCE FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR

LAUNCH OF NEW STUDY AT COP22

Monday 07 November 2016, 3 pm // Blue Zone, Marrakesh, Morocco

What are the adaptation needs of private sector actors? How can adaptation be financed? What are the barriers that inhibit private adaptation finance flows? What is the appropriate role of public finance and policy to catalyse private financial flows towards adaptation?

These and other questions are discussed by a joint study between UNEP-FI and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by the German Development Corporation (GIZ) and conducted by the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the German Development Centre (DIE) and Acclimatise. Second of a series of UNEP FI contributions to the multilateral negotiations on climate finance, the Green Climate Fund, and its Private Sector Facility.

The study examines why businesses find it difficult to adapt (e.g. access to finance, lack of information on expected climate change) and what governments and public finance institutions can do to support private sector investments.

It was officially launched at COP22 on 7 November 2016.

Find out more about the study here!

 

BUSINESS ADAPTATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE

The PSACC Project at the COP22 in Morocco

The project “Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change” (PSACC) participates in several side events at the COP22. It will present the result of its work in Morocco and join its project partners in discussing the challenges and opportunities for private sector adaptation to climate change.

  • On 10th November, the project will present the new “Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Industrial Zones” at the side event "Private sector contribution to the climate solution: Industrial zones as a case study" (Blue Zone, 7 pm). The Guide provides information and recommendations how industrial zones can manage climate-resilient activities.
  • On 7th November, a new study on adaptation finance for the private sector will be launched at the side event “Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance & Action - breaking it down to planning and decision-making” (Blue Zone, 3 pm). Experiences from different projects - including PSACC - have greatly contributed to identifying barriers and policy solutions for private sector adaptation.

The COP22 takes place in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. At this international conference, thousands of participants from Morocco and abroad will come together to discuss solutions for low-carbon, climate-resilient development around the globe.

 

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE CAN AFFECT BUSINESSES

Business Event Morocco

Thursday 22 September 2016, 6pm // Hotel Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, Agadir, Morocco

At this high-level event, more than 200 company representatives and experts came together to discuss the opportunities and risks of climate change adaptation for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). In an open and inspiring atmosphere, participants shared insights on how their businesses adapt to the changing climate and market conditions. Focus was also placed on how adaptation investments can be financed. The event, which was organized in cooperation with our local implementation partners, took place under the label of the COP22.

 

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Climate change adaptation and SMEs

Session at the Adaptation Futures Conference in the Netherlands 

PR 10.1 Climate change adaptation and SMEs – case studies from several parts of the world and different sectors

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 3.45 pm // Penn Room, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

How can small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and emerging economies adapt to climate change while dealing with ‘typical SME’ challenges, e.g. short-term planning, resource constraints and limited technical expertise?

At the Adaptation Futures Confrerence in Rotterdam, the PSACC Project held a session to demonstrate a range of tools to build adaptation capacity in the private sector, including on awareness raising and on developing individual adaptation strategies. The aim of the session was to engage with practitioners and academia on private sector adaptation and to provide an overview on how SMEs can be supported to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

 

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Climate Change Adaptation by the Private Sector - Experiences in Central America

Presentation by Maria Jose Gutierrez

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Climate change adaptation and SMEs

Session report

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The role of private finance in adaptation

SESSION AT THE ADAPTATION FUTURES CONFERENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS

PR 10.6 Adaptation finance for private sector

Wednesday 11 May, 1.30 pm // Diamond Room II, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

In developing economies, small and medium enterprises (SME) constitute the majority of businesses whilst generating a considerable portion of economic activity. However, by their nature, SME face considerable financial barriers particularly for planning and implementing measures to respond to climate change.To address the financial challenge a joint study on “Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance” between UNEP-FI, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Development Corporation, (GIZ) will provide insights and experiences in private adaptation finance. The study is being implemented by Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre, Acclimatise and DIE and is set to be launched in November 2016.

At the Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam, the PSACC Project together with its partners held a session to provide an overview of the study context, its methodological approach and key messages. Three working groups discussed practical cases with a focus on Microfinance, Corporate Finance and Public Private Partnerships for financing climate resilient infrastructure.

 

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Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance

Presentation by L. Druce, C. Gruening, U. Moslener, P. Pauw and R. Connell

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Adaptation finance for the private sector

Session Report

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