This session in the GEF Technical Discussion Series featured a presentation of the results and lessons from a new Drawdown Lift report.
The Drawdown Lift Program was established in early 2021 as part of the Project Drawdown NGO to deepen collective understanding of the links between climate change solutions and poverty alleviation, particularly in low- and middle- income countries. Their recently published report Climate–Poverty Connections: Opportunities for synergistic solutions at the intersection of planetary and human well-being provides concrete evidence of how climate solutions can also contribute to meet development and human well-being needs while boosting prosperity for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
The presentation was followed by a conversation around the design and roll-out of synergies between mitigation and adaptation financing, including at the GEF and the Adaptation Fund (AF). Speakers included representatives from the Project Drawdown, GEF, AF, and STAP.