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CPI   |  
Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2017.

Climate Policy Initiative’s 2017 edition of the Global Landscape of Climate Financeupdates the most comprehensive assessment of annual climate finance flows with data from 2015 and 2016, providing, for the first time, a five-year trend analysis on the how, where, and from whom finance is flowing toward low-carbon and climate-resilient actions globally in order to identify trends, gaps, and opportunities to scale up investment.

Category:  Climate Finance

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

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

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

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