103 results found
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

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

This handbook is a guide for policymakers, as well as practitioners towards implementing an ETS. It consolidates a decade of experience with emissions trading worldwide alongside insights from the academic literature on the topic. Synthesizing input from over 100 practitioners and technical experts from four continents, it lays out a 10-step process with regards to the design, implementation, and operation of an effective ETS. Both the PMR and ICAP use the handbook as part of their ongoing ETS capacity building efforts. 

Category:  Helsinki Principle 3
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
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