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 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.
Climate change creates risks and opportunities for the private sector in emerging markets, and may impact the performance of financial institutions and the companies they invest in. Recognizing knowledge gaps in how climate change will affect the private sector over shorter time horizons, IFC has published Climate Risk and Financial Institutions, a publication that covers climate-related risks material to financial institutions, including commercial banks, institutional investors, and international financial institutions.
The leading report from the World Bank on carbon markets analysis.
The publication, 10 Years of Experience in Carbon Finance – Insights from working with carbon markets for development & global greenhouse gas mitigation, looks at the World Bank’s experience of working with the Kyoto Protocol’s flexibility mechanisms (Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation). According to the assessment, the experience of carbon finance has – and continues to be – one of rich learning. It says significant capacity-building has occurred and must be sustained.
This paper examines the challenges of monitoring financial flows related to climate change. The first part focuses on tracking, monitoring, and reporting various types of flows, primarily from official development assistance (ODA) and other public sources but also from private sources. The second part explores possible ways of tracking additionality in ODA flows, with the aim of stimulating global discussion on this issue.