CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME


Reports

  1. IRENA Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system
    IRENA Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system 23 Jun 2017

    Investment is the lifeblood of the global energy system. Individual decisions about how to direct capital to various energy projects – related to the collection, conversion, transport and consumption of energy resources – combine to shape global patterns of energy use and related emissions for decades to come. Government energy and climate policies seek to influence the scale and nature of investments across the economy, and long-term climate goals depend on their success. Understanding the energy investment landscape today and how it can evolve to meet decarbonisation goals are central elements of the energy transition. Around two-thirds of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stem from energy production and use, which puts the energy sector at the core of efforts to combat climate change.

    Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. World Bank/United Nations: The Potential of the Blue Economy
    World Bank/United Nations: The Potential of the Blue Economy 23 Jun 2017

    This report was drafted by a working group of United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the importance of such an approach, particularly for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries; to identify some of the key challenges its adoption poses; and to suggest some broad next steps that are called for in order to ensure its implementation.

    Finance,Policy,Agriculture
  3. From Thousands To Billions: Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050
    From Thousands To Billions: Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050 31 May 2017

    The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as a truly historic moment in the fight against climate change. It marked the start of the most important race in our existence – the race to curb global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so that global temperature rise remains below 2 degrees Celsius and, ideally, below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

    Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. World Bank/Ecofys: Carbon Pricing Watch 2017
    World Bank/Ecofys: Carbon Pricing Watch 2017 23 May 2017

    2016 marked the start of a new era in global action against climate change, with the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on November 4, less than a year after its adoption. The Marrakech Action Proclamation, issued at the end of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November 2016, reaffirmed the Parties’ commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and encouraged the ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. WRI The Future of the Funds: Exploring the Architecture of Multilateral Climate Finance
    WRI The Future of the Funds: Exploring the Architecture of Multilateral Climate Finance 22 May 2017

    Multilateral climate funds play a key role in using public finance to help drive the economic and societal transformation necessary to address climate change. There is growing pressure for policymakers to make the architecture of funds more effective and coherent. This report examines seven key multilateral climate funds and recommends operational and architectural reforms to improve their ability to deliver low-emissions and climate-resilient development.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. World Bank/Ecofys/Vivid Economics:State and Trends of Carbon Pricing
    World Bank/Ecofys/Vivid Economics:State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 11 May 2017

    2015 witnessed an historic global step forward in taking action on climate change. In Paris, world leaders reached an agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to hold the increase to 1.5°C. The Paris Agreement encouraged all countries, for the first time, to make individual, voluntary commitments to contribute to this global goal, marking the beginning of a new era in the cooperative effort to limit climate change.

    Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  7. WWF Sustainable Finance in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia
    WWF Sustainable Finance in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia 25 Apr 2017

    Whether it is air pollution in China, haze in Singapore, or water scarcity in India, the evidence that environmental and social issues present growing risks to economic growth is mounting across Asia. Global banks and international institutional investors have begun to address these issues in their financing and investment decision-making processes.

    Finance,COP 23
  8. IFC: Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets
    IFC: Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets 20 Apr 2017

    A dramatic drop in the price of clean technologies and the rise of smart policies are driving businesses to climate-smart investments. 2015 was another record-breaking year for investment in new wind power, solar power, and hydropower plants: 152 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy became operational, and global investment in clean energy increased to $348.5 billion – more than twice as much as coal- and gas-fired power generation.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. US SIF: US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016
    US SIF: US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016 13 Apr 2017

    US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States.

    Finance
  10. EIU: Innovation in Investment
    EIU: Innovation in Investment 12 Apr 2017

    In a global investment landscape that at times appears rife with uncertainty and beset by bubbles and busts, two main areas stand out both as pockets of opportunity and as major forces for change: sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing—that is, investment that considers environmental, social and governance criteria as well as returns—and financial technology, or fintech, which is revolutionising how financial services are delivered.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

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