Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Proactive policies to protect and restore the health of the world’s coral reefs could generate a substantial economic gain, provide important societal benefits, including to local communities, and help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This study presents new analysis of the value, costs and benefits of the coral reef economy to highlight that shifting the trajectory of coral reef health from one of continuing decline towards a healthy state could unlock tens of billions of dollars in additional value.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), World Bank Group
In the context of the OECD, UN Environment and World Bank Group's "Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure" initiative, this synthesis report identifies six transformative areas that have the potential to help the different financial actors move beyond an incremental approach to the low-carbon transition towards the transformational agenda needed for decisive action.
The Aligning the financial system and infrastructure investments with sustainable development – a transformational approach project is a Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group bringing together a diverse range of international organisations, NGOs, and other stakeholder groups to engage with private sector investors and businesses that are involved in infrastructure development.
The Sharing Experience and Knowledge for a Sustainable Belt and Road project will support the opportunities for sustainable development associated with Belt and Road investments by increasing Belt and Road stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of the sustainable development opportunities and challenges associated with Belt and Road investments, and policy conditions required to enable and address them. This outcome will be achieved through knowledge, data collection and sharing, as well as capacity building.
REDD+ Côte d'Ivoire, UN-REDD Programme, EU REDD Facility, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire proposes technical and financial solutions to scaling up sustainable cocoa production models that incentivise and support new production approaches at all levels of the cocoa production chain. These solutions were developed on the basis of the pilot experiences of three actors in the cocoa sector.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)
Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This working paper, Achieving Sustainable Development Goals on Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Water through Fiscal and Pricing Reforms in Uruguay, explores fiscal policies for agricultural uses of water resources in Uruguay and carries out a modelling exercise to analyse the impacts of agricultural water use charges.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Imperial College Business School, SOAS University of London
This report, Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries, represents the first systematic effort to assess the relationship between climate vulnerability, sovereign credit profiles, and the cost of capital in developing countries.