A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, analyzes the geopolitical implications of the global energy transformation driven by renewables. It is the culmination of ten months’ deliberations and consultations and informed by a number of background papers drafted by experts in the fields of energy, security, and geopolitics.
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This report, 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints, analyses the carbon footprint of household lifestyles and how changes can contribute to meeting the ambitious 1.5-degree aspirational target envisaged by the Paris Agreement on climate change. It analyses scientific emission scenarios and case studies from Finland, Japan, China, Brazil, and India, and proposes long-term targets for individuals’ lifestyle carbon footprints by 2030-2050, as well as low-carbon options that citizens and society can adopt.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals).
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
This reference guide, Financing Climate Resilience in African Cities, from the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project provides an overview of the wide range of finance mechanisms available to governments to fund climate resilience initiatives at both the national and local level. The guide also outlines the opportunities and challenges for municipal governments in sub-Saharan Africa to use select finance mechanisms to provide for their citizens needs as cities grow and the climate changes, providing illustrative interventions to increase the change of each mechanism’s success.
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), Technopolis Group
This scoping paper explores how inclusive and green growth can be supported in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS), and if there are certain approaches and instruments to support green growth, which are more or less adapted for such settings. It includes case studies on waste management in Sierra Leone, the the “Post Conflict Window” of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH /German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) & IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative: Regional Landscape Approach in Côte d’Ivoire.
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank Group
Major opportunities for climate mitigation and adaptation lie in the shift to climate-smart infrastructure. This report looks at how digital finance technologies, or fintech, can engage citizens as consumers, pension holding investors, co-producers and voters to be a driving force for raising finance for low carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure development.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This report presents the key insights and recommendations from the Advancing Natural Infrastructure in Canada forum, convened by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and partners in November 2018. This forum brought together experts in related fields from across the country to discuss how Canada can use Natural Infrastructure (NI) to build more resilient cities, towns and landscapes in the face of increasing climate uncertainty.
This report, Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action , a joint report between World Bank and UNIDO, is promoted to inform the ongoing dialogue on the evolving role of macro-fiscal management in the context of a changing climate and warming world, and is also designed to better equip finance ministries in developing countries with the tools to understand, appraise, and implement ETR policies and climate change adaptation and risk-management strategies.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Insects provide billions of dollars worth of ecosystem services, particularly in agriculture and ecotourism. However, the wide use of insecticides, fragmentation of habitats and climate change are placing multiple threats on them and their populations are under sharp decline. This UN Environment Foresight Brief explores insect services, threats, and solutions to sustain insect populations.