88 results found
G20   |  
G20 Green Finance Synthesis Report 2017.

The G20 Green Finance Study Group (‘GFSG’ or ‘Study Group’) aims to “identify institutional and market barriers to green finance, and based on country experiences, develop options on how to enhance the ability of the financial system to mobilize private capital for green investment”.

Category:  Climate Finance

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

Ecofys, WBG   |  
Carbon Pricing Dashboard

Launched in May 2017, the Carbon Pricing Dashboard is an interactive online platform that provides up-to-date information on existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

Vivid Economics, WBG, Ecofys   |  
State and Trends of Carbon Pricing (2017)

Reflecting the growing momentum for carbon pricing worldwide, the 2017 edition of the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing targets the wide audience of public and private stakeholders engaged in carbon pricing design and implementation. This report also provides critical input for negotiators involved in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, particularly for the meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 23 to be held in Bonn in November 2017.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Climate Finance

WBG, PMR   |  
Carbon Tax Guide: A Handbook for Policy Makers (2017)

This Guide has a dual purpose: (i) to provide policy makers and other policy leaders and influencers with a practical tool to help them determine whether a carbon tax is the right instrument to achieve their policy aims; and (ii) to support them in designing and implementing the carbon tax best suited to their specific needs, circumstances, and objectives.

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

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The World in 2050 (TWI2050) Concept Note

TWI2050 is a a global research initiative launched by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC).

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

OECD   |  
Climate Change Adaptation and Financial Protection: Synthesis of Key Findings from Colombia and Senegal.

Developing countries are disproportionately affected by the rising trend of losses from climate-related extreme events. These losses are projected to continue to increase in future, driven by climate change and the accumulation of people and assets in high-risk areas. Effective climate change policies are needed to reduce the accumulation of risk, combined with instruments and tools to help retain, share or transfer financial losses if an extreme event occurs.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

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Update On Recent Progress in Reform of Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies that Encourage Wasteful Consumption.

This report documents progress made in conducting peer reviews of economies’ policies supporting fossil fuels, highlights recent developments in policy reforms around the world, and summarises other significant developments to further the goal of fossil-fuel subsidy reform.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy
WBG, OECD   |  
Managing Disaster Risk Related Contingent Liabilities in Public Finance Frameworks, OECD Working Papers on Public Governance, No 27

Natural disasters have caused, and continue to cause, a significant amount of economic costs. The costs of disasters are often, and to a large extent, shouldered by governments, especially in economies where private insurance markets are not well developed. Governments are asked to provide financing for explicit commitments made prior to a disaster, and are often under pressure to make payments for which no such commitments were made earlier.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

UNDP   |  
Hard Choices Integrated Approaches: A Guidance Note of Climate Change Financing Frameworks.

This Note outlines the core elements, processes, workfows, and outputs of a  Climate Change Financing Framework (CCFF). This is achieved by reviewing the roles and value-added aspects that a CCFF plays in facilitating a whole of government response to the challenges presented by climate change.



Category:  Public Financial Management