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Economics and financial decision-making

  • Decision support for climate change and climate variability assessment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    Objective: 

    Latin America: assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation options

  • QUICKScan

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Policy making is required in cases in which a public good needs to be either maintained or created, and private or civil initiatives cannot deal alone with this. Policy making thus starts with a phase of problem identification and determining whether there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Rapidly evolving contexts exert influence on policy makers who have to take decisions much faster and more accurately than in the past, also facing greater complexity. There is a need for a method that lowers the lead time of the exploratory phase of the policy cycle.

  • Feasibility Assessment: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Finance Innovation Facility

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, February 1, 2016
    Objective: 

    This report focuses on investigating the SLCP mitigation technologies offering the highest mitigation potential of the three major SLCPs: black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane, and each of the sectors identified by the CCAC sector initiatives. The report assesses the barriers to expediently mobilise private financial flows towards SLCP mitigating technologies in a number of key sector and markets; analyse the financial profiles of the key technologies.

  • Direct access to international climate finance and associated fiduciary standards

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, May 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    The publication outlines the minimum fiduciary standards and direct access requirements of the AF and GEF and describes the details of their application processes. It shows potential accredited institutions (Project Agencies; National, Regional and Multilateral Implementing Agencies) the minimum requirements that must be fulfilled, and provides examples of demonstrating compliance with these requirements in order to become accredited for direct access.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Objective: 

    In 2015, global investment in renewables grew about 5 percent relative to the previous year and reached an all-time high of US$ 286 billion (bn). And there are more interesting trends: Investment in renewables’ based electricity generation capacity in 2015 has been more than double the investment in the major fossil fuels (renewables: US$ 266 bn versus US$ 130 bn for coal and gas stations). This also leads to added capacity in terms of Gigawatts in 2015 in renewables (134 GW) outstripping all other technologies combined (conventional coal, gas, and nuclear).

  • Exploration Risk for Geothermal Power Investments - Approaches across the globe

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, February 1, 2016
    Objective: 

    Generating electric power based on geothermal energy is attractive (i) because of the low CO2 emissions and (ii) because electricity can be produced constantly, independent of the availability of wind or sunlight. These characteristics make geothermal energy an important option for safe, cost-effective and climate friendly power production. The main caveats are that geothermal energy is not available everywhere and that it is uncertain whether the resource will actually be found at a given site.

  • Renewable Energy in Hybrid Mini-Grids and Isolated Grids: Economic Benefits and Business Cases

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, May 1, 2015
    Objective: 

    Renewable power has significant potential to reduce the cost of electricity in rural and island settings across the developing world. In areas distant from main power grids, regional isolated grids – often referred to as mini-grids – are often the main source of electricity to industry and households. Power generation usually relies on diesel fuel, often imported over long distances. Yet genera­ting costs can be reduced by hybridising these mini-grids with solar photo­vol­taic (PV) or other renewable power sources.

  • An innovative system for promoting cleaner production: mandatory cleaner production audits in China

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, July 20, 2015
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    Many studies have shown that positive and negative incentives can greatly promote cooperation in public goods games. The best policy for turning a population of defectors into a population of cooperators is to provide the “carrot” first and the “stick” later. Cleaner production (CP) is a new preventive environmental strategy, and its promotion is also an example of a public goods game. Voluntary participation and other positive incentives have been widely used to encourage industries to implement CP worldwide.

  • Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, November 30, 2015

    This report studies the development of criteria for assessing the compatibility of financial investments with the international goal to limit global temperature increase to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The findings are intended as a starting point and a key input for a longer term process to develop consensus-based 2°C investing criteria. The focus here is placed on investments in projects and physical assets, in particular of development and climate finance organisations.

  • Manual de transferencia y adquisición de tecnologías sostenibles

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2005
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    Sectors: 

    Business technology transfer strategy for the identification, selection, acquisition, adoption and assimilation of sustainable technologies, enabling them to better compete in the markets.

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