58 results found
WBG   |  
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

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
IMF   |  
The Effects of Weather Shocks on Economic Activity: What are the Channels of Impact?

Global temperatures have increased at an unprecedented pace in the past 40 years. This paper finds that increases in temperature have uneven macroeconomic effects, with adverse consequences concentrated in countries with hot climates, such as most low-income countries. In these countries, a rise in temperature lowers per capita output, in both the short and medium term, through a wide array of channels: reduced agricultural output, suppressed productivity of workers exposed to heat, slower investment, and poorer health.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

IMF   |  
Climate Mitigation in China: Which Policies Are Most Effective?

For the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, China pledged to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of GDP by 60–65 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This paper develops a practical spreadsheet tool for evaluating a wide range of national level fiscal and regulatory policy options for reducing CO2 emissions in China in terms of their impacts on emissions, revenue, premature deaths from local air pollution, household and industry groups, and overall economic welfare.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

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

Ecofys, WBG   |  
States and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018

The State and Trends of Carbon Pricing series reflects on the growing momentum for carbon pricing worldwide. It targets the wide audience of public and private stakeholders engaged in carbon pricing design and implementation. This report provides an up-to-date overview of existing and emerging carbon pricing instruments around the world, including national and subnational initiatives.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

Others   |  
Coping With Collapse: A Stock-Flow Consistent Monetary Macrodynamics of Global Warming

This paper presents a macroeconomic model that combines the economic impact of climate change with the pivotal role of private debt. Using a Stock-Flow Consistent approach based on the Lotka–Volterra logic, we couple its nonlinear monetary dynamics of underemployment and income distribution with abatement costs. A calibration of our model at the scale of the world economy enables us to simulate various planetary scenarios. 



Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change
IFC   |  
Sustainable Banking Network Global Progress Report.

The report presents a systematic view of progress toward sustainable finance among the emerging economies represented by SBN. It is based on a unique measurement framework to assess sustainable finance initiatives across emerging markets. The Global Progress Report was informed by country progress reports that were prepared for 15 SBN members implementing sustainable finance policy initiatives.

Category:  Climate Finance

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
OECD   |  
Green Financing: Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition to a Clean and Climate Resilient Economy.

Greening the economy involves improving the quality of the environment and tackling climate change, and is a major policy, economic and financial challenge. Key issues that have emerged in this context relate to financing climate change mitigation and adaptation and how to close the financing gap to fund the needed low-carbon investments.

Category:  Climate Finance