83 results found
WBG   |  
Climate Change and Poverty: An Analytical Framework (2014)

The paper proposes four channels that determine household consumption and through which households may escape or fall into poverty (prices, assets, productivity, and opportunities). It then discusses whether and how these channels are affected by climate change and climate policies, focusing on the exposure, vulnerability, and ability to adapt of the poor (and those vulnerable to poverty). It reviews the existing literature and offers three major conclusions.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

WBG   |  
Economic Resilience Definition and Measurement

The (economic) welfare disaster risk in a country can be reduced by reducing the exposure or vulnerability of people and assets (reducing asset losses), increasing macroeconomic resilience (reducing aggregate consumption losses for a given level of asset losses), or increasing microeconomic resilience (reducing welfare losses for a given level of aggregate consumption losses). The paper proposes rules of thumb to estimate macroeconomic and microeconomic resilience based on the relevant parameters in the economy.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

WBG   |  
Getting a Grip on Climate Change in the Philippines: Excutive Report

To assess gaps and accelerate implementation of the climate reform agenda, in 2012 the Department of Budget and Management and the Climate Change Commission sought advisory services from the World Bank to carry out a Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR).

Category:  Public Financial Management

Vivid Economics   |  
The Macroeconomics of Climate Change.

Vivid Economics was commissioned by Defra to review techniques for modelling the macroeconomic impacts of climate change and the role of adaptation in the macro-economy. A theoretical framework is developed to enable policy-makers to succinctly yet robustly understand and evaluate macroeconomic models of climate change and adaptation. The literature is reviewed, including cutting-edge work on General Equilibrium modelling, the interaction of climate change and economic growth and the economics of extreme weather events.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

IMF   |  
Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications

Energy subsidies have wide-ranging economic consequences. While aimed at protecting consumers, subsidies aggravate fiscal imbalances, crowd-out priority public spending, and depress private investment, including in the energy sector. Subsidies also distort resource allocation by encouraging excessive energy consumption, artificially promoting capital-intensive industries, reducing incentives for investment in renewable energy, and accelerating the depletion of natural resources.

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

G20, OECD   |  
Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Financing: A G20/OECD Methodological Framework.

This methodological framework for disaster risk assessment and risk financing is intended to help finance ministries and other governmental authorities in developing more effective disaster risk management strategies and, in particular, financial strategies, building on strengthened risk assessment and risk financing.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management

WBG   |  
‘Green’ Growth, ‘Green’ Jobs and Labor Markets

The term ‘green jobs’ can refer to employment in a narrowly defined set of industries providing environmental services. But it is more useful for the policy-maker to focus on the broader issue of the employment consequences of policies to correct environmental externalities such as anthropogenic climate change. Most of the literature focuses on direct employment created, with more cursory treatment of indirect and induced job creation, especially that arising from macroeconomic effects of policies.

Category:  Macroeconomics of Climate Change

IEA   |  
Good Practice Policy Framework for Energy Technology Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D).

Accelerating Energy Innovation (AEI) is a new project being launched by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

Mobilizing Climate Finance: A Paper Prepared at the Request of G20 Finance Ministers.

This paper responds to the request of G20 Finance Ministers in exploring scaled up finance for climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. In so doing it builds upon and extends the work of last year‘s U.N. Secretary-General‘s High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF). Its starting point is the commitment made in the Copenhagen Accord and Cancun Agreements on the part of developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate change activities in developing countries.

Category:  Climate Finance

WBG   |  
From Growth to Green Growth: A Framework (2011)

Green growth is about making growth processes resource efficient, cleaner and more resilient without necessarily slowing them. This paper aims at clarifying these concepts in an analytical framework and at proposing foundations for green growth.

Category:  Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management