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 second edition of the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI 2) measures finance professionals’ perceptions of the quality and depth of green financial products across 110 international financial centres.
This report maps domestic financial flows towards climate change action and a green energy transition in France. Findings are compared from year to year and assessed in comparison to projected investment needs to achieve national GHG reduction targets and other energy transition objectives.
Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire proposes technical and financial solutions to scaling up sustainable cocoa production models that incentivise and support new production approaches at all levels of the cocoa production chain. These solutions were developed on the basis of the pilot experiences of three actors in the cocoa sector.
UK Aid Direct, Economic Dialogue on Green Growth (EDGG)
This paper presents a diagnostic assessment of the initiatives undertaken by Bangladesh's central bank to disburse green finance to the private sector. It also proposes a functional conceptualisation of the term "green finance" for the national context, and spells out a number of recommendations for triggering a green transformation of the private sector through central bank-led initiatives in Bangladesh.
Carbon pricing has emerged as a key mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which means that private and public stakeholders are seeking an informed view of how carbon-related price signals can drive global emissions reductions in line with these goals.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This report, Finance Options and Instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation, provides a comprehensive outlook on available financing sources and stipulates ten examples for project developers and practitioners who might be keen to learn from different finance approaches to implement and maintain EbA measures.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls upon the global community to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Often people assume that fossil fuel subsidies help the poor by making energy more affordable.
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Navigating a New Climate: Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate is the second report in a two-part series showcasing a scenario-based approach for estimating the impact of climate change on corporate lending portfolios. It focuses on physical-related risks and opportunities. The first in the series, Extending Our Horizons: Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate focuses on transition-related risks and opportunities. It was published in April 2018.
Self-insurance Against Natural Disasters: The use of pension funds in Pacific Island countries provides a normative analysis of the use of early pension withdrawals after disasters, by setting up a life-cycle saving model with myopic households facing large natural disaster shocks