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Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development
WBG   |  
Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development

Technological revolutions have increased the world’s wealth to a level that was once unimaginable. They have done so unevenly, however, and in ways that have accelerated climate change. Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development argues that most of the emissions reductions required to achieve the Paris Agreement goals can be reached through the global deployment of existing and commercially proven low-carbon technologies (LCTs).

Category:  Helsinki Principle 1, Helsinki Principle 3, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

PD-PFM
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Disaster Response: A Public Financial Management Review Toolkit

The Post-Disaster Financial Management Review and Engagement Framework (PD-PFM Review) is an analytical instrument that seeks to help countries build resilient, responsive public financial management (PFM) systems by pinpointing critical PFM policies, practices, and procedures that can be strengthened to improve a government’s capability to respond more efficiently and effectively to natural disasters and other catastrophic events, without loss of the integrity and accountability.

Category:  Helsinki Principle 4, Public Financial Management

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Using Carbon Revenues

Carbon pricing is increasingly recognized as an important source of government revenue. Carbon revenues can be crucial in supporting cost-effective climate mitigation, industrial competitiveness and other economic and development objectives. How carbon revenues are used and how these uses are communicated are also critical for public and stakeholder acceptability of carbon pricing.

Category:  Helsinki Principle 3, Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

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State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2019

The dangerous consequences of climate change are clearer than ever before. Yet, analyses indicate that countries’ implemented policies and Nationally

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Helsinki Principle 3, Climate Finance

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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
Islamic Green Finance
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Islamic Green Finance : Development, Ecosystem and Prospects

Islamic finance can be a catalyst for growth of green developments globally. Investors in Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia are witnessing the effects of non-sustainable investments on assets and portfolios that are exacerbating the climate change effects. This emerging trend provides greater opportunities for Islamic finance to attract a wider investor base and expand its role to support sustainable objectives of finance.

Category:  Climate Finance

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Climate Auctions: A Market-Based Approach to National Climate Action

Climate auctions—a 21st-century alternative— competitively allocate public funding to commercially developed mitigation projects, ensuring both transparency in selection processes and efficiency in leveraging investment. Climate auctions offer successful project developers and commercial entities a guaranteed price for verified emission reductions, which these entities can then use to raise additional finance.

Category:  Climate Finance

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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
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Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action - Policy Summary for Finance Ministers

This brochure summarizes the policy recommendations of a World Bank upcoming publication: Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action. The report is a call to action for Finance Ministers. It highlights the fundamental role that fiscal instruments can play as a cost-efficient way to reduce climate emissions and enhance development.  It calls for environmental taxes and the elimination of fossil fuels subsidies to ensure that energy prices reflect all externalities.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy
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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