This open access book analyzes and seeks to consolidate the use of robust quantitative tools and qualitative methods for the design and assessment of energy and climate policies. In particular, it examines energy and climate policy performance and associated risks, as well as public acceptance and portfolio analysis in climate policy, and presents methods for evaluating the costs and benefits of flexible policy implementation as well as new framings for business and market actors.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral)
This policy brief, The Infrastructure And Climate Change Nexus: Integrated approaches as a catalyst for transformational change, explores interlinkages between climate change mitigation and adaptation, and diverse forms of infrastructure. Given that infrastructure in every sector has climate implications, the brief raises awareness about the need for an integrated approach to the planning and development of resilient, low-carbon infrastructure assets to achieve the targets enshrined in the Paris Agreement and to boost climate-smart growth.
Bangladesh is a strong actor in the effort to reduce global carbon emission. This is appropriate as it faces a major adverse burden from global climate change. Although per capita carbon emission is low, total carbon emission in Bangladesh is growing.
How can governments build political support for carbon pricing? This brief offers a few insights on strategies for building greater political support for carbon pricing, based on previous experiences with successful programs in the U.S. and abroad. The take home message? Long running carbon pricing programs tend to generate tangible public benefits beyond emissions reductions that are distributed among citizens in a way that is broadly perceived as fair.
This report sets out the policy and investment priorities for growth that that is strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive, and will result in efficient, liveable cities; low-carbon, smart and resilient infrastructure; and the restoration of degraded lands while protecting valuable forests. It focuses on five key economic systems: energy, cities, food and land use, water, and industry.
The booklet Green-win Narratives developed through the course of the GREEN-WIN project within the Global Dialogue and the detailed studies carried out by the project partners. The GREEN-WIN project is a major international transdisciplinary research collaboration supported by the EU. It applies a solution-oriented approach targeted at increasing the understanding of links between climate action, economic development, and sustainability.
Belize is exceptionally vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. This report, Belize: Climate Change Policy Assessment, takes stock of Belize’s plans to manage its climate response, from the perspective of their macroeconomic and fiscal implications. It suggests macroeconomically relevant reforms that could strengthen the likelihood of success of the national strategy and identifies policy gaps and resource needs.
The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century describes the technical and economic feasibility of hard-to-abate sectors to reach net-zero carbon emissions, the way to manage the transition to net-zero carbon emissions in heavy industry and heavy-duty transport and the measures policymakers, investors, businesses and consumers must follow to accelerate the change.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The 9th edition of the Emission Gap Report 2018 assesses how countries' mitigation actions and pledges are affecting the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, comparing it against the emission reductions necessary to limit global warming to well below 2°C and 1.5°C in accordance with the Paris Agreement.