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Current Climate Models Are Grossly Misleading.

Nicholas Stern calls on scientists, engineers and economists to help policymakers by better modelling the immense risks to future generations, and the potential for action.



Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change
GIZ   |  
National Monitoring Approaches for Climate Change Public Finance.

This paper describes the opportunities and costs associated with the development of monitoring approaches for national climate change public finance. It describes a leading example of climate change budget tracking, summarises five tools that can support climate change financial monitoring, and identifies key enabling conditions for its effective application.

Category:  Public Financial Management

CPLC   |  
What is the Impact of Carbon Pricing on Competitiveness? CPLC Executive Briefing.

Pricing carbon is one of the most powerful and efficient strategies that governments and businesses are using to respond to climate change. The principle is simple: put a price on carbon pollution to account for the impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that stem from the economic choices made by both producers and consumers.

Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

UNDP   |  
A Stock Take of Climate Change Financing Frameworks in Asia-Pacific

Climate Change Financing Frameworks (CCFFs) provide a structured response to climate change by establishing a framework for managing climate finance and gauging the adequacy and effectiveness of climate-related expenditures. This paper provides a summary of a comparative stock take of work related to CCFFs in the Asia-Pacific Region. UNDP’s Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF) led
the Review (see Annex I for more information on GCCF).



Category:  Public Financial Management
NERL   |  
Feed-in Tariffs: Good Practices and Design Considerations.

Feed-in tariffs (FITs), along with renewable electricity standards, are one of the most widely adopted renewable energy support policies around the world. As of 2013, 98 national and subnational governments had implemented FITs, nearly three times the number that had adopted them in 2004 (REN21 2015). In recent years, FIT activity has focused primarily on revisions to current policies, underscoring the need for stable and predictable, yet flexible, policy environments.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

WBG   |  
Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation.

As the world moves on from the climate agreement negotiated in Paris, attention is turning from the identification of emissions reduction trajectories—in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)—to crucial questions about how these emissions reductions are to be delivered and reported within the future international accounting framework.

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

UNEP   |  
Fiscal Policy Scoping Study: Kenya

This working paper provides an overview of the current status of green fiscal policy (GFP) in Kenya, key challenges and opportunities for further green fiscal policy reforms. The paper also reviews government revenues and expenditures and analyses the potential for GFP in selected key sectors of the economy, including forestry, energy, mining and oil, water fisheries and wildlife.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy
GIZ, IISD   |  
Fiscal Instruments in INDCs: How countries are looking to fiscal policies to support INDC implementation?

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) have undertaken a rapid review of INDCs to highlight the countries that are using these tools as part of their INDCs, catalogue the different tools that countries are referencing in their INDCs, identify the frequency of their use and identify trends in how countries are planning to use fiscal instruments to support achievement of INDCs.



Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change
WBG, OECD   |  
The FASTER Principles for Successful Carbon Pricing: An Approach Based on Initial Experience.

The case for climate action has never been stronger. Current weather extremes, including storms, floods and drought, affect millions of people across the world. Climate change is putting water security at risk; threatening agricultural and other supply chains as well as many coastal cities. The likelihood of severe pervasive and irreversible impacts will grow without action to limit and reverse the growth of GHG emissions globally.

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

Ecofys, WBG   |  
State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2015.

The report is a one stop shop for learning about key developments and prospects of existing and emerging carbon initiatives. A challenging international carbon market has not stopped the development of domestic carbon pricing initiatives. Today, about 40 national and over 20 sub-national jurisdictions responsible for almost one fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions are putting a price on carbon.

Category:  Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy