Publications 2018-01-18T15:18:20+00:00

Publications

Below are a sample of publications and reports authored or co-authored by Climate Finance Advisors

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Lender’s Guide for Considering Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investment

The Guide provides a framework for investment and credit officers to begin to ask the right questions about how climate change can impact the financial sustainability of their investments, and links revenues, assets, and costs with a project’s potential vulnerability to physical climate risks. The Guide includes ten “snapshots” of infrastructure sub-sectors, which illustrate how investment and credit officers might think about weather and climate-related risks when appraising a new project or corporate loan, when evaluating an equity investment in infrastructure, and/or when managing a portfolio of infrastructure investments. The snapshots demonstrate potential impacts on the following infrastructure sectors: transport, energy, telecoms, data management, real estate, and social infrastructure. Enhancing understanding of these risks is a necessary step for banks to better manage climate risks in the investment pipeline and portfolio, and can also help lenders better structure their investments to help “build-in” resilience, maximize performance and minimizes losses.

Green & Resilience Banks: How the Green Investment Bank Model Can Play a Role in Scaling Up Climate Finance in Emerging Markets

Green & Resilience Banks: How the Green Investment Bank Model Can Play a Role in Scaling Up Climate Finance in Emerging Markets

Specialized financing vehicles, blended finance approaches and institutions – such as Green Investment Banks – can play a key role in helping to scale up financing to make our investments more resilient and climate-smart.  Launched at COP22, this policy paper explores the utility of the Green Investment Bank model in emerging and developing economies, including the opportunity for these specialized financing vehicles to help accelerate resilient infrastructure and complement international sources of development and climate finance.  Climate Finance Advisors was lead author on the report

Mainstreaming Climate Action within Financial Institutions

Mainstreaming Climate Action within Financial Institutions

Countries around the world face the challenge of investing in low carbon, climate resilient infrastructure and investment. The private sector, including financial institutions, face the challenge of incorporating climate change risks into decision-making processes to avoid harmful effects on business models and market competitiveness, and to harness the opportunities of low carbon, resilient development.

Yet, financial institutions can play a key role in addressing these challenges, internally and through relationships with their clients. This paper identifies five key Principles for effectively “mainstreaming” climate considerations as a core component of how a financial institution can operate, engage its clients and ensure its business is integrated risks from climate change, and capturing opportunities in a low-carbon, climate resilient context.

Bridging the Adaptation Gap: Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Bridging the Adaptation Gap: Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience

The Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) was launched at Paris COP21 in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s A2R Climate Resilience Initiative. GARI brings together private investors and other stakeholders to focus on the practical intersection of investment and climate adaptation and resilience.

At COP22, GARI released “Bridging the Adaptation Gap”, a discussion paper focused on (1) Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and (2) Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience” and summarizes the discussions of over 150 private investors and other stakeholders who met five times in 2016. Climate Finance Advisors served as a contributing author to the paper.

EMCompass

IFC EMCompass Short Brief Series on Climate Risk & Resilience

IFC combines six decades of experience with current expertise to share evolving concepts of development finance from bond markets to blended finance and beyond, in a series of thought pieces and case studies.

Climate Finance Advisors contributed to a series of six short thought pieces on Climate Risk & Resilience, exploring ways to assess, address and insure against evolving risks associated with climate change in emerging markets.