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  • The Asian Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds: Developing a Private Sector Portfolio

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    This publication presents an overview of the Asian Development Bank's experience in building a climate investment fund (CIF) private sector portfolio, highlighting how funding has been able to encourage greater private sector investment in climate-relevant sectors by using innovative financial instruments to address risks.

  • Climate Initiatives Platform

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2016

    This online data base collects information on international climate mitigation initiatives in operation that (1) have potential to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (2) are international in scope or have the potential for significant impact at global scale, and (3) are dialogues, formal multilateral processes or implementation initiatives. The information on the initiatives includes information about thematic focus, type of initiative, description, goal and activities, participant, and funders.

  • UNEP LIVE—Our Changing Environment: Place by Place

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    Publication

    This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.

  • Available Attractive Too Slow? How to accelerate energy efficiency by getting financing for it right

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, December 12, 2016

    This report outlines best practices for achieving sustainable private sector markets that are effective in reducing energy demand. It is based on an assessment of 10 case studies, interviews with leading practitioners, evaluations of past programs and the Carbon Trust’s experience delivering large-scale energy efficiency programs.

  • Energy, Climate Change and Environment 2016 Insights

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system. It addresses the following questions: (1) What are the roles of coal and gas in meeting the stringent decarbonisation requirements for the power sector consistent with IEA modelling of global climate goals? (2) What are moderate carbon prices accomplishing in the electricity sector, and how can they be helpful as part of a package of other policies?

  • Alternatives to Bank Finance: Role of Carbon Tax and Hometown Investment Trust Funds in Developing Green Energy Projects in Asia

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    The paper provides a theoretical model for combining utilization of a carbon tax and a new way of financing risky capital (i.e., hometown investment trust funds).

  • Global Solar Atlas

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries. The primary aim of the atlas is to provide easy access to solar resource data globally.

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