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November 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Agora Verkehrswende
This study provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses already existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda. It includes factsheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation and challenges in each country, including existing goals and efforts. The report concludes by comparing stated ambition with implemented policies and actions while also considering required global reductions in the transport sector to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
September 2018
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.

October 2015
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The final report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work across a number of countries.
September 2015
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

This report looks at fiduciary duty across eight markets (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Japan and South Africa) through a series of events, interviews, case studies and a legal review.

March 2015
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)

This report addresses investment in sustainable urban infrastructure and provides an overview of financial instruments that are commonly used to finance infrastructure development.

October 2014
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry)
This paper has been prepared by the 'The Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System' team as the second progress report on the Inquiry’s ongoing work.
July 2014
Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

Green growth is becoming an attractive opportunity for countries around the world to achieve poverty reduction, environmental protection, resource efficiency and economic growth in an integrated way.

June 2013
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

This paper offers an initial assessment of the use, potential usefulness and legality of local content requirements (LCRs) in renewable energy policy.

April 2013
The Pew Charitable Trusts

In less than a decade, clean energy transitioned from novelty products to the mainstream of world energy markets.

February 2013
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

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