Climate change induces disruptions of our ecosystems, and the transition to a low-carbon economy significantly affects the political, economic and social landscapes. This Climate Brief gives an overview of the degree of implementation of climate-related scenario analysis to evaluate risks and opportunities by 2,003 companies surveyed in 2017.
This issue brief Shades of Green: An introduction to the Green Economy for Parliamentarians aims to provide parliamentarians with a basic understanding of the green economy and of the policies required to transition toward it.
This report, Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action, a World Bank report developed in collaboration with UNIDO, informs the dialogue on the evolving role of macro-fiscal management in the context of a changing climate and warming world. The report also aims to better equip finance ministries in developing countries with the tools to understand, appraise, and implement Environmental Tax Reform (ETR) policies and climate change adaptation and risk-management strategies.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This briefing looks at the Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems Project in El Salvador; through it the authors explore how to judge EbA effectiveness and discuss some of the policy, institutional and capacity-related hurdles — and opportunities — to rolling out EbA more fully across the country.
This policy brief, Understanding Risks Related to the Decarbonisation of the European Steel Sector, produced by the TRANSrisk project focuses on understanding risks related to the implementation of different decarbonisation options, the relevance of these risks for innovation processes in the steel sector, and ways to reduce and manage them.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management, International Hydrological Programme
The Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) provides a crucial framework to enable water managers and policy makers to assess the impact of climate uncertainty and change on their water resources and work towards effective adaptation strategies.
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.
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.
The Resilient Cities Report 2018 reflects the outcomes of the Resilient Cities 2018 Congress and global developments in the field of urban resilience and climate change adaptation. It highlights specific tools, initiatives, case studies, and solutions presented by local governments and practitioners around the world, cross-referencing additional sources.
This report was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentina G20 Presidency in 2018. Its shows that adaptation measures to climate change, such as investment in adaptation infrastructure can create jobs and protect workers and income. Social protection, entreprise development and skills policy are necessary to maximise the positive effect of the transition to a climate resilient economy.