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Press Release: REEEP and PFAN Side Event at COP22: Experts stress crucial importance of financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in ensuring success of the Paris Agreement

The Panel at the SME financing for NDCs side event

At the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a panel of experts discussed how innovative financing solutions and closer stakeholder engagement can help developing countries reach and exceed the targets set in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 Paris Agreement, and how to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a meaningful and central role in this effort. The panel included high-level representatives from the public and private sector.

The Good, the Bad, and the Even Worse: Explaining Variation in the Performance in the Performance of Energy Partnerships

Within the context of agency beyond the state, one paramount question is that of the wider effectiveness of governance instruments beyond international collaboration or top-down policy making. Why are some multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development successfully addressing pressing environmental challenges while others have hardly any traceable results? This paper theorizes the variation in performance between the most effective and the least effective CSD partnerships in the sustainable energy sector.

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