When climate action is urgently required and developing countries do not have the economic means to take action by themselves.


COP21 challenge: #ClimateFinance Package for developing countries 



France and the UN stress need for #climatefinance package at #COP21 http://bit.ly/1JmkZU8 

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"towards funding developing nations' climate actions"

"They also agreed on the importance of operationalizing the Green Climate Fund"


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Infographic on Climate Change and Development


Miguel Arias Cañete retweeted [EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy]


Neven Mimica @MimicaEU 2015-08-28  [EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development]

On the road to #COP21, see this infographic by @EurActiv on financing #climatechange and #developmentbit.ly/1NLiuOf @MAC_europa



Developing countries challenges related to Climate Change:  the inefficient cookstove example





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Inefficient cookstoves accelerate climate change by creating about one-third of India’s emissions of black carbon, or soot.


According to the Census of India in 2011, roughly 166 million – or two out of every three – households use solid fuels* for cooking, making household residents (including about 400 million women and children) susceptible to diseases ranging from respiratory tract infections to lung cancer.


(*such as firewood, crop residue, dung and coal)


Estimates based on studies by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Burden of Disease  suggest that roughly 850,000 people – mostly women and children – die every year in India due to complications arising from burning solid fuels using unimproved cookstoves.


Inefficient cookstove use also disproportionately burdens women and girls in other ways. Indian women and girls spend up to 7 hours daily on cooking activities, including fuel collection. This time could be used to engage in productive, income-generating activities. In conflict-prone areas, fuel collection exposes women to problems such as rape, abduction, and loss of property. 


Immense market opportunities 

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The market is certainly addressable: estimates suggest that almost a quarter of the 240 million households in India either spend significantly on solid fuels or have a level of disposable income that enables them to purchase improved cookstoves. In fact, this readily addressable cookstove market in India is equivalent to the total cookstove markets in Kenya, Brazil, and Nigeria combined. Governments, donors, multilateral agencies, and other development actors are recognizing this market (...).



Quality checking cookers at the GEC plant, Swinton, South Yorkshire, 1960. Demand was high for thes appliances which meant that a Christmas shutdown was impossible. This photograph was taken on the 19th December 1960. (Photo by Paul Walters Worldwide Photography Ltd./Heritage Images/Getty Images)






Indo-German Energy Programme 

By the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (via GIZ) and the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)