In the context of the Paris Agreement adopted by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015 the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) through the UfM Secretariat (UfMS) started to look at the financial flows committed to the UfM region by IFIs and other donors. In 2009, developed countries pledged to raise 100 billion USD per year by 2020 to finance global climate action. The UfM investigates how much of this funding reaches the UfM region and how this funding is tracked and reported on.
The report Investing in a Green Belt and Road? Assessing the Implementation of China’s Green Credit Guidelines Abroad examines seven case studies to assess Chinese's banks' compliance with the China's Green Credit Guidelines (GCG) in their overseas lending practices.
The report Climate Investment Opportunities in South Asia offers recommendations to help unlock trillions of private sector financing for climatesmart investment opportunities in key sectors of interest to businesses in South Asia.
This report presents a model that analyses fossil fuel subsidy reform across 20 countries showing an average reduction in national GHG emissions of 11% by 2020, and average annual government savings of USD 93 per tonne of CO2 abated.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Natural resources are the foundation of economic development. This report reveals the patterns and the evolution of natural resource use with 118 indicators in 26 countries of the Asia and the Pacific region over the last 40 years.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
This study aims to provide a methodology for mapping the progress in the Arab region in the adoption and implementation of green economy policies. This mapping is proposed as a policy tool for governments of the ESCWA Region.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
It is widely acknowledged that introducing a price on carbon represents a crucial precondition for filling the current gap in low-carbon investment. However, as this paper argues, carbon pricing in itself may not be sufficient.