Globally, we are learning lessons on how to close the climate finance gap by tapping into the private sector’s vast resources.
In a recent WRI working paper, Unlocking Private Climate Investment: Focus on OPIC and Ex-Im Bank’s Use of Financial Instruments, research reveals that through smart and innovative financial tools, public institutions can play a key role in shifting private capital away from business-as-usual investments and into climate-friendly ones.
As coastal communities across the United States continue to fall victim to drought, coastal flooding, and other impacts of extreme weather and climate change, leaders at the metropolitan and federal levels are beginning to take action. Yet, Congressional action is an essential but missing piece to comprehensively addressing climate change.
However, Florida's continuing sea-level rise vulnerability suggests Congress may shift its attention to climate impacts.
Regional water concerns are creating significant financial risks due to advanced global commodity trading and energy industries’ high dependence on water.
Our Aqueduct project explores how water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, and how risks will change over time.