Raising $23 Trillion Greening Banks and Capital Markets for Growth

Raising $23 Trillion Greening Banks and Capital Markets for Growth

In December 2015, at the Conference of the Parties 21 (“COP 21”) in Paris, France, 196 countries came together to forge a climate change agreement that pledged to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less. To bring the world to this 2-degree track, the International Energy Agency estimates that the cumulative investments needed

Advancing TCFD guidance on physical climate risks and opportunities

Advancing TCFD guidance on physical climate risks and opportunities

The final recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), released at the G20 summit in the summer of 2017, recommended that metrics on physical climate risks and opportunities should be included in financial disclosures but did not provide concrete guidance on what the appropriate metrics would be. To address this challenge and

Climate Change Investment Solutions: A Guide for Asset Owners

Climate Change Investment Solutions: A Guide for Asset Owners

The aim of this guide is to provide asset owners with a range of investment strategies and solutions to address the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The guide is targeted at asset owners and more specifically at trustee boards and investment committees, but also contains insights for asset managers. This guide builds on

Latin America & Caribbean Green finance state of the market 2019

Latin America & Caribbean Green finance state of the market 2019

Green bond issuance is low in Latin America, but there is significant growth potential across the region Global green bond issuance started with multilateral development banks raising funds for climate-related projects in 2007/08. The first issuer from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) entered the market in 2014. LAC issuers have contributed 2% of global

Bottom-up innovation For adaptation financing: New Approaches for Financing Adaptation Challenges Developed through the Practitioner Labs Climate Finance

Bottom-up innovation For adaptation financing: New Approaches for Financing Adaptation Challenges Developed through the Practitioner Labs Climate Finance

This Innovation Brief presents six innovative bottom-up adaptation financing approaches from the SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance 2018 in India, Thailand and Uganda, and shares overarching learnings about challenges and solutions. The Labs facilitated the development of the following prototype solutions with a focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): Mobile-Enabled Microinsurance (Uganda) Irrigation System

Inclusive green finance: a survey of the policy landscape

Inclusive green finance: a survey of the policy landscape

Climate change deepens poverty. It is widely accepted in the AFI network that climate change is a threat to development and that it has already imposed a high cost on low-income and vulnerable populations in developing and emerging economies. However, there is ample research that shows financial inclusion is one of the best ways to

Understanding and Increasing Finance for Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries

Understanding and Increasing Finance for Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries

This report explores the current state of finance for climate adaptation and proposes practical, near term solutions to both fill in knowledge gaps and to increase investment. While many of the suggestions can also be applied developed countries, which often face similar challenges in measuring and deploying adaptation finance, the focus of the report and

Blended Finance 2.0 Giving voice to the Private Sector

Blended finance aims at enhancing the concept of partnership between the public and private sector by maximizing synergies while setting clear impact targets towards sustainable development. The capability of blended finance to mobilize additional finance from the private sector has been increasingly recognized by the international community as a way to help bridge the estimated

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