Author: Simon Black (Economist, WBG)
On January 20th 2019, a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ – a rare event combining January’s full ‘wolf’ moon with the red-shading effects of a total lunar eclipse – hovered above the Caribbean. This dramatic sight, in all its odd splendor, greeted delegates from 15 countries as they descended on the sister islands of Saint Kitts & Nevis. The delegates represented finance ministries from a swathe of Caribbean islands who, along with island nations elsewhere, stand on the front-lines of the effects of climate change.
Author: Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC)
19th November 2018, Singapore - The first official chapter of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, CPLC Singapore, was launched today by Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). Through this unique partnership, CPLC Singapore aims to encourage the private sector to collaborate through using internal carbon pricing as a mechanism to reduce emissions beyond Singapore’s upcoming carbon tax in 2019.
Author: David Cal MacWilliam
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed “plans to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world”. This includes through strengthening the resilience of Dominica’s physical infrastructure and natural environmental, but also through building greater fiscal resilience, flexibility and ability to cope with climate events and shocks.
Author: Ryan Rafaty
It is a cruel irony of climate change in the 21st century that the developing countries least responsible for the historical growth of cumulative global emissions are also generally those most vulnerable to its worst impacts. As the effects of hurricanes, landslides, coastal flooding, and rising sea levels become more deleterious and destructive, so too do the public finances of affected countries become more prone to regular instability and volatility.
Author: Wei-Jen Leow
Albert Einstein once said: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” For years I have wondered about this. Surely you can understand something without actually having done it. After all, mankind’s understanding of the vast universe is greater than what can be directly experienced, and some of it is derived from theoretical reasoning. I was on my way to the 2018 Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) to share fiscal policy lessons under the CAPE program and the debate was still raging in my head when I arrived at the UN campus in Nairobi Kenya.