Infrastructures

State & Trends of the Carbon Market 2011 (World Bank)

The World Bank’s annual review of the global carbon market shows that 2010 was a watershed year as the market ended five years of robust growth with a slight decline compared to 2009. The State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011 shows that the total value of the global carbon market was estimated to be US$142 billion last year.

IFC Carbon Emissions Estimation Tool (Excel download)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) created this Excel spreadsheet to help users predict and understand the emissions profile of a potential GHG source.

Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Handbook (UNDP)

This updated handbook provides hands-on guidance for identifying the most effective technology options for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. By drawing on decades of experience and inputs from leading experts and practitioners, it brings novel insights for carrying out needs assessments and creating actionable plans as part of national climate change strategies.

From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth

This Project Catalyst analysis shows the benefits of green growth and stresses the importance of developing the right policies to support a transition towards the low carbon economy, looking at financing needs of green growth in developing countries, the role of the financing sources identified by AGF report and how the climate finance system should develop over the next decade.

Climate Finance in the Urban Context: Costs of Adaptation and Mitigation in Cities

Climate Finance in the Urban Context: Costs of Adaptation and Mitigation in Cities looks at potential financing opportunities and costs of mitigation and adaptation in the urban context. Wide-ranging potential sources for finance for climate action are described, and suggestions are made for more effective responses to climate investment challenges in cities.

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