88 results found
WRI   |  
Future of the Funds: Exploring the Architecture of Multilateral Climate Finance.

Multilateral climate funds play a key role in using public finance to help drive the economic and societal transformation necessary to address climate change. There is growing pressure for policymakers to make the architecture of funds more effective and coherent. This report examines seven key multilateral climate funds and recommends operational and architectural reforms to improve their ability to deliver low-emissions and climate-resilient development.

Category:  Climate Finance
WBG   |  
Emission Trading in Practice

This learning builds on the successful report, ‘Emissions Trading in Practice: Handbook for Design and Implementation’, developed by the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP).

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

Disaster Risk Management and Fiscal Policy: Entry Points for Finance Ministries.

This chapter reflects on the benefits of disaster risk management (DRM) in the context of fiscal policy and public investment. Of particular interest is the question of how those in charge of fiscal policy decisions can recognise and realise the economic and broader benefits of DRM. We consider the interplay between public DRM investment and fiscal policy and provide an overview of current debate as well as assessment methods, tools and policy options.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

U.S. Office of Management and Budget   |  
Climate Change: The Fiscal Risks Facing The Federal Government: A Preliminary Assessment.

Climate change is already affecting communities across the United States. This report outlines the contours of fiscal risk through five program-specific assessments: crop insurance, health care, wildfire suppression, hurricane-related disaster relief, and Federal facility flood risk. These programs were assessed because they are directly influenced by climate change, they have strong links to the Federal Budget, and quantitative scientific and economic models regarding the likely magnitude of impacts were available.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

IADB   |  
The Integrated Economic-Environmental Modelling Framework: An Illustration with Guatemala's Forest and Fuelwood Sectors.

This paper develops and operationalizes the Integrated Economic-Environmental Modelling (IEEM) platform which integrates environmental data organized under the first international standard for environmental-economic accounting with a powerful economy-wide modelling approach. IEEM enables the ex-ante economic analysis of public policies and investment on the economy and the environment in a quantitative, comprehensive and consistent framework.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

IMF   |  
Analyzing and Managing Fiscal Risks: Best Practices.

This paper provides a set of analytical tools and best practices to help policy makers understand and manage fiscal risks. Rather than seeking to provide an alternative to standard debt sustainability analysis, the paper’s focus is on how countries can assess and manage fiscal risks more broadly—including tail risks—and to better incorporate uncertainty into fiscal policy analysis. The paper is structured as follows.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

WBG, PMR   |  
Modeling the Impact on South Africa’s Economy of Introducing a Carbon Tax (2016)

This paper reviews the key findings of a modeling analysis exploring the implications of the South African carbon tax. A carbon tax, in conjunction with the recycling of revenues, has been designed by the National Treasury as one of the key mitigation instruments in helping South Africa meet its international commitments to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42 percent relative to business-as-usual by 2025 and for emissions to follow a ‘peak plateau and then decline’ trajectory.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change

Others   |  
It Is All About Political Incentives: Democracy and the Renewable Feed-In Tariff.

Demand for renewable energy is booming. Scholars often attribute this success to feed-in tariffs (FITs), which mandate that energy utilities pay a premium to renewable electricity producers and guarantee grid access for them. Why have so many countries, including least-developed ones, adopted these policies?

Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

ClimaSouth Project   |  
Accessing Climate Finance: A Step-By-Step Approach for Practitioners.

This handbook is conceived as a toolbox for key government and other stakeholders in partner countries in their efforts to access climate finance. The ClimaSouth project uses an approach to access finance through learning-bydoing and capacity building. Facilitating the development of proposals and interfacing with sources of finance for climate-relevant/-specific projects and programs is the vehicle through which capacity for climate finance is further enhanced.

Category:  Climate Finance