Insights Blog

The GGKP has access to the world's leading practitioners and experts on green growth. Our Insights Blog provides a place for you to tap into their latest thinking, including around recent research, new projects and upcoming events. Our latest blogs are listed below. 

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24 October 2018
Stewart Elgie, Katherine Monahan
Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance has released its interim report. It describes the growing global shift to clean growth and climate resiliency, and sets out the main types of financial products, activities and market solutions that Canada can pursue to unleash the private investment needed to capture this critical economic opportunity.
17 October 2018
Kamleshan Pillay
Kamleshan Pillay, Climate Finance Lead at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), outlines three potentially game-changing initiatives to enhance private finance of climate action, in response to the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
25 September 2018
Juliane Jansen
Reaching our commitments to fight the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental degradation requires concrete, innovative, and systematic approaches. The OECD-based Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting brings together environmental, tax, budget and fiscal affairs experts to find solutions that make the green transition easier.
25 July 2018
Will Bugler
Sixteen leading banks, UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Acclimatise, have published new methodologies that help banks understand how the physical risks and opportunities of a changing climate might affect their loan portfolios.
28 June 2018
Vinit Atal, Gireesh Shrimali
Researchers have developed a five-step methodology for central and state level government agencies looking to provide financial risk mitigation interventions to improve the credit profile of renewable energy projects in India.
4 June 2018
Delia Paul
UN Environment has published the final report of its Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The report highlights progress towards a sustainable financial system, including an increase in green bonds, large-scale divestments from carbon-intensive projects, commitment to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and the development of national road maps for green and sustainable finance.
28 May 2018
Saurabh Trivedi, Gireesh Shrimali
A recent study by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), creates a case for municipal entities to promote rooftop solar in India by issuing green bonds in capital markets.
24 May 2018
Javier Capapé
Environmental investments make up just 1% of the assets of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). As these public institutional investors have the capacity to deploy enormous capital to green long-term investments, how can they be encouraged to join – and lead – the transition to a low-carbon economy?
6 February 2018
Michael Grubb, Nadia Ameli
The transition to a low carbon economy is a capital-intensive process requiring large scale finance combined with suitable low-carbon investment projects. There is no shortage of capital available globally – the financial sector encompasses more than EUR 100 trillion of assets globally – but several factors inhibit the expansion of private finance in low-carbon investment.
19 September 2017
Ben Martin
Making the world’s energy and infrastructure safe and sustainable for the future is going to take money – lots of money. Are green bonds a sign that financial markets are starting to mobilise?