Creating a New Approach from the Ground Upby David Waskow, Wendi Bevins, Eliza Northrop, Laura Weatherer, Paul Joffe, Dr. Sonja Klinsky, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University and Robert Kutter, Founder, Kutter Consulting - December 2014
For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy.
A new approach is required to resolve this challenge. Building on the experiences of 23 countries, this report demonstrates...
Assessing Principles of Sustainable Development and Governance in the World Bank's Project Plans...by Clifford Polycarp, Milap Patel and Joonkyung Seong - April 2014
As the challenges facing the world—from economic uncertainty and political unrest, to the increasingly severe impacts of a changing climate—have grown, the World Bank is seeking to reinvent itself and help its developing member countries address these challenges.
To understand the World...
Reporting on a Series of Three Workshopsby Dennis Tirpak, Louise Helen Brown and Athena Ballesteros - March 2014
This working paper reports on a series of three regional workshops in which participants from governments in Latin America, Africa and Asia reflected on the main technical, policy, and capacity challenges to monitoring climate finance, and exchanged experiences on efforts that are under way in...
Making the Green Climate Fund's Allocations Add Up to its Ambition...by Clifford Polycarp, Alex Doukas, Neil Bird and Maliheh Birjandi-Feriz - January 2014
This post is co-written with Neil Bird, Research Fellow in the Climate and Environment Program of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Maliheh Birjandi-Feriz, former WRI intern with the Sustainable Finance team.
This working paper examines the resource...
A Survey of Public and Public-Private Fund Models and Initiatives to Mobilize Private Investmentby Clifford Polycarp, Shally Venugopal, Tom Nagle and Andrew Catania - December 2013
WRI’s “Climate Finance” series—which includes a subseries on public financial instruments—tackles a broad range of issues relevant to public contributors, intermediaries, and recipients of climate finance—that is, financial flows to developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and...
Strengthening Country Ownership and Accountability in Accessing Climate Financeby Louise Helen Brown, Clifford Polycarp and Margaret Spearman - November 2013
This working paper explores the concepts of ownership and accountability in climate finance in detail, and draws on experiences from development effectiveness and more recent experience of...
Focus on OPIC and Ex-Im Bank's Use of Financial Instruments...by Giulia Christianson, Shally Venugopal and Shilpa Patel - September 2013
WRI’s “Climate Finance” series tackles a broad range of issues relevant to public contributors, intermediaries, and recipients of climate finance—that is, financial flows to developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. A subset of this series,...
by Taryn Fransen, Sven Harmeling, Anja Esch, Linde Griesshaber, David Eckstein, Lisa Junghans and Smita Nakhooda - May 2013
Germany’s fast-start finance (FSF) contribution reflects a significant focus on financing climate action in developing countries. Germany exceeded its self-defined FSF pledge for the 2010-2012 FSF period, providing a total of EUR 1.29 billion, and also pledged to deliver EUR 1.8 billion in 2013...
FY12 Updateby Taryn Fransen, Abigail Jones, Michael Wolosin and Smita Nakhooda - April 2013
This fact sheet updates a May 2012 working paper on the U.S. fast-start finance (FSF) contribution over the 2010-2012 period. It analyzes the financial instruments involved in the U.S. self-reported portfolio—about $7.5 billion, or 20 percent of the total FSF commitment globally. It also...