Capital of all types must go toward building ocean resilience and minimizing ocean risks, yet investment into the ocean economy is drastically low. Transforming economic models and market systems is a critical step in slowing the decline in ocean health, stopping biodiversity loss and realizing the full economic potential of the ocean.
An upcoming WRI report introduces the partnership continuum, which offers a framework to contextualize transformation pathways partnerships may pursue. While partnerships can find success at any point along the continuum, this research finds that partnerships often evolve as they mature, shifting the ways they drive change.
Climate change doesn't feature prominently in the World Bank's COVID-19 response yet. As countries turn to long-term recovery, the Bank should prioritize environment- and climate-friendly policy lending programs.
Instead of incorporating climate change into our standing Investment Policy Statement (IPS), WRI developed a Climate Change Investment Statement to elaborate on how we integrate climate-related factors into our endowment portfolio.
Twenty-four of 26 ESG index funds covering both U.S. and global stocks outperformed comparable conventional funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Environmental organizations among committee that developed first-ever federal report on climate threat to US financial stability.
A new report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on climate-related financial and market risks calls for a carbon price and climate stress testing, along with other recommendations.
If 2019 was a strong year for MDB climate finance, why is overall growth slowing? Here are 11 takeaways from the multilateral development bank joint report.
The coronavirus pandemic has compounded highly unequal development in Latin America's cities. Investing in infrastructure and public services for marginalized areas can help the region build back better.
This paper proposes a framework with four important areas that we need to focus on to build an enabling ecosystem for a linked energy and development agenda. The paper also details actions that energy and development sector actors—specifically, African governments, the donor community, the private sector, and civil society can take to create better links.
The ImpactAr tool comprises a methodology presented in a technical note and a valuation model to assess the impacts on health and financial and economic costs related to changes in air pollution levels due to modifications in the urban bus fleets in Brazil.
As his second term at the head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development comes to a close, Sir Suma Chakrabarti will reflect on his time at the helm of the EBRD, the unique role of the bank in sustainable development and its past, present and future role in confronting the climate challenge.
Authors Leonardo Martinez-Diaz and Alice Hill outline lessons from the current pandemic can apply to climate resilience and provide insights about how to shift to a more sustainable and equitable model after COVID-19.
While some of the world’s larger economies are struggling to contain the virus, Fiji had only 18 known cases, recorded zero deaths and withstood Tropical Cyclone Harold, a category 4 storm, as cases were peaking.
Yesterday's green quantitative easing is today's responsible QE. To respond to the economic recession caused by COVID-19, central banks should factor in climate change risk.
It's not just about the big number. Green targets need to be paired with new fossil fuel restrictions, and they need to establish clear criteria and accounting.
To manage the twin threats of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, building resilience against both is imperative and urgent. We are going to have to multitask on this one, as delay will cost lives and livelihoods.
As the COVID-19 crisis reverberates around the world, millions of people are at risk and protective measures have sent economies into a tailspin. Ahead of the first virtual World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, join leading experts for a discussion on how multilateral banks can ensure their responses not only address the current crisis, but lay the groundwork for a more stable, inclusive, and sustainable future.
2020 is a critical year for climate action. A growing number of voices are calling on banks to align their activities with climate goals. WRI is proud to host a conversation with leaders from two very different types of banks.
2020 will inevitably be a turning point for the environment. Key decisions on climate change, the ocean and biodiversity will determine if it is a turning point for the better or for the worse.