Between now and 2050, developing countries need an estimated $531 billion per year of additional investment in energy supply and demand technologies in order to limit global temperature rise to 2° C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve this scale of investment, developing country governments
The purpose of this guide (Guide) is to help industrial companies (Hosts) finance energy efficiency projects (EEPs) at their facilities as defined in Annex C of this document. The Guide is designed to help Hosts know what information is required of them by financing entities (Financiers) to
Stock of Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) from Four Emerging Economies and Combined OFDI Flows, 1998–2011
As private sector investment flows within and into developing countries rapidly increase, the public sector has a unique opportunity to ensure that these flows are directed to meet critical climate change investment needs. This paper informs the use
The Problem: Projected climate change mitigation investment needs in developing countries--including for low-carbon sectors--are significant,
An informal summary of WRI's June 2011 workshop on the measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of finance provisions in the Cancun Agreements.
How does on-bill financing provide capital for energy efficiency?
China’s overseas presence has brought a new way of doing business to the world.
The landscape of development finance is changing rapidly. Traditionally, international financial flows moved from developed countries to developing countries. In the last decade, however, major emerging economies such as China and Brazil have fueled a growing trend of South-South development flows by increasingly channeling their overseas investments to other developing countries.
As the reporting deadline for 2010 looms, developed countries will need to prove that they are honestly meeting their modest $30 billion commitment.
Bringing clean energy to India's rural poor consumers creates cascading economic and social benefits, in addition to profits.
The 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit left unresolved major questions about how to fund lowcarbon development in developing countries. In a high-level political declaration—the “Copenhagen Accord”—developed countries agreed to “provide new and additional resources . . . approaching USD
An update on the role of climate finance in the international climate negotiations.
Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.
Limited transparency around corporate sustainability risks can lead to investments that are bad for the environment, and investors' bottom lines.
How can the financial community better understand the financial impacts of environmental trends?