South Africa's plans for a new coal power plant bring up difficult decisions for the World Bank.
On 23-25 February 2010, the World Resources Institute International Financial Flows and Environment project hosted a civil society climate finance strategy session at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia.
The result from Copenhagen is an Accord that looks very different than what has come before.
Elements of a Framework for the Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Finance
This working paper explores the main issues associated with the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of finance in the post-2012 climate regime.
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
Nations can meet the challenge of financing climate mitigation and adaptation by adopting the following principles and operational guidelines.
A Green Global Recovery? Assessing U.S. Economic Stimulus and Prospects for International Coordination
Well-tailored “green” components of a recovery effort can create jobs and stimulate the economy while achieving significant energy cost savings for businesses, consumers and the government.
Climate change is upon us. The earth is warming, seasons are shifting, species are migrating, and water is flowing in new patterns. The accelerating and deepening impacts of climate change will touch everyone on earth, but those who stand to suffer most are the poor.
Paying for Mitigation Technology
This paper focuses on what should be included in a new financial agreement under the UNFCCC; more specifically it proposes five specific components of a “new deal” to address technology barriers in developing countries. The paper reflects on ideas on technology and finance as put forth by...
Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation
Note: This paper will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming book Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance?, by the Brookings Institution Press in 2009.