This publication examines the enormous potential for scaling up green business development in Asia and the Pacific, by reviewing green markets, technologies and practices before offering a set of policy options to enable governments and finance institutions to accelerate green business development in the region
UNEP Inquiry, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association
This document, National Sustainable Finance Roadmap of Mongolia, provides an overview of existing market principles, policies and regulations, estimated investment needs, incentive mechanisms, and barriers to scale up sustainable finance in Mongolia.
This report expands the UNDP's Derisking Renewable Energy Inestment (DREI) framework to private-sector models for solar-battery mini-grids. DREI is an innovative, quantitative framework to assist policymakers to cost-effectively promote private sector investment in renewable energy in developing countries. The report is accompanied by a financial Excel tool on mini-grid sizing and levelised costs.
This report provides investment potential estimates across six key sectors (waste, renewable energy, public transportation, water, electric vehicles, and green buildings). Sector-specific investment potentials are estimated at the global and regional levels. The report also addresses urban resilience, financing solutions, and includes six deep dives into specific cities – one from each region – representing various sizes and stages of development:
The report The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia provides evidence on the economics and social benefits of greening the industrial sector of Cambodia based on a robust economic analysis that included a quantitative study and integrated modeling and scenario analysis.
Bangladesh’s Ready-Made Garments (RMG) industry remains the backbone of its industrial growth in the coming decades. This paper sought to examine its environmental compliance landscape in terms of the incentives and barriers RMG entrepreneurs face.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report summarises progress made by the IIED China-Africa Forest Governance Project, and shares insights from project experiences into the state of China’s role in African forest governance and provides suggestions for the next steps in the China-Africa relationship.
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Restoring Forests and Landscapes: The key to sustainable future provides facts, figures and key message to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration. It demonstrates ways to achieve the 2020 and 2030 targets and how different organizations can best collaborate using regional and global platforms to accelerate the restoration process.
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.