Below are a sample of publications and reports authored or co-authored by Climate Finance Advisors
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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
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
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.
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.
- EMCompass Note 9: Innovative Insurance to Manage Climate Risks, International Finance Corporation (IFC), September 2016, (Lead Author)
- EMCompass Note 10: How Data and Tools Can Assess Climate Risks, International Finance Corporation (IFC), September 2016, (Lead Author)
- EMCompass Note 11: How Business Can Insure Against Climate Risks, International Finance Corporation (IFC), September 2016, (Lead Author)
- EMCompass Note 12: New Ways for Cities to Tackle Climate Change, International Finance Corporation (IFC), September 2016, (Co-Author)
- EMCompass Note 13: Insurance Options for Addressing Climate Change, International Finance Corporation (IFC),September 2016, (Lead Author)
- EMCompass Note 14: How to Make Infrastructure Climate Resilient, International Finance Corporation (IFC), September 2016, (Co-Author)