Aligning Investments with the Paris Agreement Temperature Goal: Challenges and opportunities for multilateral development banks proposes a definition of alignment with the Paris temperature goal and reviews decision-making tools for assessing alignment and shifting portfolios used by seven major multilateral development banks.
The report "What is Driving Changes in Local GHG Emissions?: Results from contribution analysis " presents the results obtained from the application of Contribution analysis, which was implemented in three sets of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data namely data from fifteen communities, GHG inventories from 138 local governments, and sixteen years of annual data for one city, Portland, Oregon, respectively. It summarizes the major determinants of community-scale performance in reducing GHG emissions and emphasizes the importance of documenting the data involving GHG activities, which should go beyond a basic description of the population, GDP and land area.
This report, Landscape of Domestic Climate Finance: Low-carbon investment 2011 - 2017, is a comprehensive study of domestic financial flows in favour of climate and the broader energy transition in France. The study maps the flows supporting investments leading to greenhouse gas mitigation across the French economy.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This briefing note, Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping federal fiscal support for fossil fuels, looks to shed some light on the remaining subsidies to oil and gas production in Canada and focuses on two specific types of subsidies: direct transfers and fiscal exemptions made available to fossil fuel extraction and production.
This report, The Circular Economy Opportunity for Urban and Industrial Innovation in China, identifies opportunities across five focus areas, built environment, mobility, nutrition, textiles and electronics, shows that applying circular economy principles at scale could save businesses and households approximately CNY 70 trillion by 2040 (16% of China’s projected GDP).
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.
The Inclusive Green Economy in EU Development Cooperation is a reference document outlining the EU's vision and approach towards a green economic transition. It aims at promoting a better understanding of the green economy, giving policy and operational guidance, and presenting best practices. In also provides definitions and explains the rationale for cooperation on the green economy, in line with EU policies and the growing interest in partner countries.
The Global Wetland Outlook examines the state and trends of wetlands. It reviews the drivers of wetland loss and degradation, identifies knowledge gaps, highlights successes and best practices, and outlines responses for the wetland community and other sectors to maintain or restore the ecological character of the world's wetlands.
Charging Ahead: The Growth of Electric Car and Bus Markets in Latin American Cities addresses a number of critical questions about electric transportation in Latin America, drawing on case studies of six urban electric car and bus markets that have seen among the fastest growth in the region.