How could climate initiatives be financed in developing countries – overview on existing and planned initiatives?
There are a number of climate initiatives, which have been on the table before, at and after the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009. At the centre of climate initiatives often stands the question, how climate initiatives can be financed in developing countries. As an extensive overview on existing and planned initiatives would go beyond the scope of the practical project course assignment, this paper focuses merely on two particular aspects of this vast topic; the fast start financing of the Copenhagen Accord and an analysis of the cradle-to-cradle principle in developing countries. The first gives an innovative approach to the fast start financing agreed on in the Copenhagen Accord. The latter describes the cradle-to-cradle theory and analyses how this concept could be applied in developing countries in order to tackle the problems of climate change and sustainable development.