26 results found
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
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

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
GIZ, IMF, UNEP   |  
Green Fiscal Policy Network

The Green Fiscal Policy Network is a joint partnership between UN Environment (UNEP), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched in 2011. The Network aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and dialogue on green fiscal policy reforms.

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

Others   |  
Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms and Their Impacts on Firms. 

While the potential adverse effects of fossil fuel subsidy reform are well documented for households, the literature has largely ignored the effect of subsidy reform on firms’ competitiveness. This paper discusses how firms are affected by, and respond to, energy price increases caused by subsidy reforms. It highlights that cost increases (both direct and indirect) do not necessarily reflect competitiveness losses, since firms have various ways to mitigate and pass on price shocks.

Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

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Carbon Pricing in Climate Policy: Seven Reasons, Complementary Instruments, And Political Economy Considerations. 

Carbon pricing is a recurrent theme in debates on climate policy. Discarded at the 2009 COP in Copenhagen, it remained part of deliberations for a climate agreement in subsequent years. As there is still much misunderstanding about the many reasons to implement a global carbon price, ideological resistance against it prospers. Here, we present the main arguments for carbon pricing, to stimulate a fair and well‐informed discussion about it. These include considerations that have received little attention so far.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

IDB   |  
Climate Policies and Nationally Determined Contributions: Reconciling the Needed Ambition with the Political Economy.

Countries have pledged to stabilize global warming at a 1.5 to 2°C increase. Either target requires reaching net zero emissions before the end of the century, which implies a major transformation of the economic system. This paper reviews the literature on how policymakers can design climate policies and their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reach zero-net emissions before the end of the century in a socially and politically-acceptable manner.

Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy