The current and future impacts of climate change pose substantial threats and costs to businesses and communities across Latin America and the Caribbean. These impacts will disproportionately fall on groups and sectors that are among the most vulnerable and least capable to identify, manage and adapt to these challenges: low-income populations, microfinance institutions (MFIs), micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and women and other traditionally excluded groups.
The MIF aims to help MSMEs, MFIs and low-income populations become more resilient and capable of managing and adapting to the risks and impacts of climate change and variability.
Results and Impact:
Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la gestión ambiental: el proyecto fruTIC en Argentina
Aminta Perez-Gold. Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Snapshots of climate change from small businesses in Colombia
Jennifer Baldwin. Monday, February 25, 2013
Climate Resilience and Value Chains
Steve Wilson. Friday, December 07, 2012
Can small businesses help conserve biodiversity?
Jennifer Baldwin. Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Connecting the Dots: Climate Change, Extreme Weather and the Imperative for Climate Resilience
Steve Wilson. Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WHAT IS PROADAPT?
Building Climate Resilience and Business Opportunities
PROADAPT is a 5 year, US$11,685,000 program financed by the MIF and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) that will help SMEs, value chains and communities to build climate resilience into assets and operations, and to explore the emerging field of tools, products and services that cater to the need to adapt to climate change.
What does PROADAPT finance?
PROADAPT will finance technical assistance projects that provide training, new analytical tools, methodologies, stakeholder outreach and awareness-raising.
PROADAPT will finance the implementation of business models and strategies to enable selected SMEs to identify and capitalize on the demand for services and products generated by the need for climate resilience.
PROADAPT will also finance market assessments and other studies that will facilitate replicating and scaling of successful pilot projects in the region and beyond.
For further information and to apply for PROADAPT assistance, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this video of the MIF’s Steve Wilson and Zach Levey, the program coordinators, explain the basics of PROADAPT.
PROADAPT helps micro, small and medium enterprises adapt to climate change.
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Access to Finance
> Savings, Payments and Credits
> SME Finance
> Microfinance in Underserved and Frontier Markets
> Rural and Agricultural MSME Finance
> Responsible Microfinance
> Start-up and Early Stage Equity Funds
> Early Stage Entrepreneurs
Access to Markets and Capabilities
> Small Producers and High Value Agriculture Markets
> Regional Economic Development
> Value Chains
Access to Basic Services
> Basic Services
> Public Private Partnerships
> Natural Capital
> Clean and Efficient Energy
> Adaption to climate Change
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