Background

SNAPFI

The SNAPFI project – Strengthening National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkages to Climate Finance – explores how transformative change can be enabled by international climate finance through domestic policies in developing countries.

Year: 2019 Current Project

  • Overview

    As of 2020, the international community is committed to providing a total of USD 100bn annually to support the implementation of the national climate plans of emerging and developing countries. 

    The SNAPFI project – Strengthening National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkages to Climate Finance – explores how transformative change can be enabled by international climate finance through domestic policies in developing countries.

    The project spans 4 developing countries, Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa, alongside the EU, to support ambition raising in countries nationally determined contributions (NDCs) with a focus on unlocking climate finance. Each country partner is working to inform their national policy-makers with science-based policy advice on the effectiveness of a range of financial instruments, building capacity and aligning climate finance to enable effective national climate policy. 

    Partners in each country have identified ‘change agents’, key stakeholders with the capacity to use the research to enact change, who are embedded throughout the research. They are from ministries, politics and the financial sector whose work creates conditions who enable the achievement of the long-term objectives.

  • Objectives

    Each year, 5 national studies and a cross-country study are produced designed to inform decision making and the policy process. They aim to contribute to the following long-term impacts: 

    • National decision-makers are better able to utilize robust evidence when designing policies and corresponding finance instruments to support the implementation of NDCs. 
    • Decision-makers at national and international finance institutes are supported to design and implement instruments to strengthen NDC implementation. 
    • Countries beyond the direct project scope benefit from positive examples of climate finance support for NDC implementation.

  • Partners

    This consortium is led by DIW Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The country partner institutions include:

    • Center for Sustainability Studies of Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil),
    • Energy and Resources Institute (India) in cooperation with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
    • Climate Change Center, Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia)
    • University of Cape Town (South Africa)

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