51 results found
IMF   |  
Macroeconomic and Financial Policies for Climate Change Mitigation: A Review of the Literature

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of this century. Mitigation requires a large-scale transition to a low-carbon economy. This paper provides an overview of the rapidly growing literature on the role of macroeconomic and financial policy tools in enabling this transition. The literature provides a menu of policy tools for mitigation. A key conclusion is that fiscal tools are first in line and central, but can and may need to be complemented by financial and monetary policy instruments.

Category:  Helsinki Principle 4, Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

UNDP, UNEP   |  
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched in 2013 as a response to the call at Rio+20 to support those countries wishing to embark on greener and more inclusive growth trajectories.



Category:  Helsinki Principle 4, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy
IISD, UNEP   |  
Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda calls for a “robust, voluntary, effective, participatory, transparent and integrated follow-up and review framework” to monitor progress against the SDGs (United Nations, 2015). A global SDG indicator framework was adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017 as per the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/RES/71/313).

Category:  Helsinki Principle 3, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

WBG   |  
Climate Change and Governance : Opportunities and Responsibilities

This Governance Note explains why climate change is a governance issue. It describes the development challenge that climate change poses, outlines the role of institutions in tackling the issue and prescribes the policy response to address its impacts.



Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy
WBG   |  
Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action (Full Report)

Climate policy has traditionally been viewed as the domain of energy and environment ministries. This report argues that environmental tax reforms, coupled with adaptation and risk management strategies, are among the most effective means to fight climate change and bolster economic resilience to natural disasters while raising human wellbeing.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management
UNEP, OECD   |  
Green Growth Knowledge Partnership

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is a global network of experts and organizations dedicated to providing the policy, business, and finance communities with knowledge, guidance, data, and tools to transition to an inclusive green economy. 



Category:  Helsinki Principle 3, Helsinki Principle 4, Helsinki Principle 5, Helsinki Principle 6, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management, Climate Finance
IMF   |  
Iran: The Chronicles of the Subsidy Reform.

On December 18, 2010, Iran increased domestic energy and agricultural prices by up to 20 times, making it the first major oil-exporting country to reduce substantially implicit energy subsidies. This paper reviews the economic and technical issues involved in the planning and early implementation of the reform, including the transfers to households and the public relations campaign that were critical to the success of the reform.

Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

WBG   |  
St. Lucia: Climate Change Policy Assessment

St. Lucia has been a leader among vulnerable Caribbean states in prioritizing a response to climate change, both nationally and in international fora. Its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) outlines a balanced mitigation strategy backed by costed investment plans, and a qualitative adaptation strategy with identified priority sectors. This paper takes stock of St. Lucia’s plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of their macroeconomic implications.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management, Public Financial Management

HM Treasury   |  
The Green Book: Central Government Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation

The Green Book is guidance issued by HM Treasury on how to appraise policies, programmes and projects. It also provides guidance on the design and use of monitoring and evaluation before, during and after implementation.



Category:  Public Financial Management
PMR   |  
Partnership for Market Readiness

Published in November 2017, the PMR technical note, Establishing Scaled-up Crediting Program Baselines under the Paris Agreement: Issues and Options, offers guidance and identifies options for developing baselines for scaled-up crediting programs under the Paris Agreement



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management, Climate Finance, Public Financial Management