CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME


Reports

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Renewables Global Futures Report: Great debates towards 100 per cent renewable energy
    Renewables Global Futures Report: Great debates towards 100 per cent renewable energy 4 Apr 2017

    The call for a 100% renewable energy future is gaining widespread support. It is a clear and simple concept, which expresses perfectly the ambition signaled by countries in signing of the 2015 landmark Paris Agreement. Holding global average temperature rise well below 2°C, not to mention a much safer limit of 1.5°C, requires nothing short of the complete decarbonisation of the energy sector. But the world is a complex place; what works in one country doesn’t necessarily work in another. Finding solutions for some sectors is easier than for others. The stakes are high – financially, environmentally and socially – and as the transition progresses, there will be clear winners and losers.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. CGEP Financing Solar and Wind Power: Insights From Oil and Gas
    CGEP Financing Solar and Wind Power: Insights From Oil and Gas 20 Mar 2017

    The solar and wind power industries must raise trillions of dollars in the decades ahead to achieve the scale of older, more established energy sources. While investment in solar and wind power has grown in recent years, reaching a record $270 billion in 2015, such investment declined by roughly 16% to $226 billion in 2016. Solar and wind developers often struggle to obtain adequate financing on competitive terms.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy
  7. IFC Climate Finance: Engaging the Private Sector
    IFC Climate Finance: Engaging the Private Sector 6 Mar 2017

    This paper is focused on climate-related investment in developing countries. It provides the reader with an overview of climate-related activities, clarifies the terminology and discusses the sources of finance and public support

    Finance
  8. CDP Global Supply Chain Report 2017: Harnessing the power of purchasing for a sustainable future
    CDP Global Supply Chain Report 2017: Harnessing the power of purchasing for a sustainable future 24 Jan 2017

    The supply chain is the new frontier in environmental responsibility – an area rich with opportunity that remains mostly unexplored, where a number of pathfinders are starting to show others the value that can be found. Large public and private sector organizations have enormous purchasing power, often engaging with thousands – or tens of thousands – of direct and indirect suppliers. By harnessing the power of their procurement decisions it is possible for them to cascade their own commitments throughout the supply chain.

    Carbon Reduction,Finance
  9. RE100: Accelerating Change: how corporate users are transforming the renewable energy market
    RE100: Accelerating Change: how corporate users are transforming the renewable energy market 23 Jan 2017

    87 of the world’s leading companies are now members of RE100, creating demand for around 107 Terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable electricity – around the same amount of power consumed by the United Arab Emirates or The Netherlands. 34 leading businesses have joined RE100 in the last year, reflecting an increasing recognition of the business case, and the vital role that companies play in expanding the market for renewable energy. While growth has historically been focused around the US and Europe, 2015-16 saw RE100 welcome members from China and India, with favorable policy environments opening up new opportunities for corporate leadership in these regions.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 21,COP 23
  10. UEFA EURO 2016: Social Responsibility and Sustainability – Post-event report
    UEFA EURO 2016: Social Responsibility and Sustainability – Post-event report 18 Jan 2017

    UEFA EURO 2016 was a large-scale football event in France involving 24 teams, 51 games played in 10 stadiums, and 2.5 million ticket holders. This post-event report follows up on the one-year-to-go report, detailing the operational implementation of social responsibility and sustainabilitymeasures

    Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sports

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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