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Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa
01 April 2020
World Bank

Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life and brought major disruption to economic activity across the world. This report details the multiple channels of transmission of COVID-19 on economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa .

#resilience, #Africa, #CGE, #COVID-19, #Policy
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Financing the 2030 Agenda
26 January 2018
United Nations Development Programme

Financing the 2030 Agenda

How to finance the 2030 Agenda at the country level has emerged as a key issue since world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015.This guidebook responds to increased country-level demand for support on financing the 2030 Agenda. it provides an overview of current and recent trends in financing for development and explores their implications for the financing of the 2030 Agenda.

#Agenda2030, #sustainable finance, #SDGs
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Shared responsibility, global solidarity
31 March 2020
United Nations

Shared responsibility, global solidarity

We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the history. But this is much more than a health crisis. It is a human crisis. No country will be able to exit this crisis alone. This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people – women, youth, low-wage workers, small and medium enterprises, the informal ...

#global health crisis, #COVID-19, #global solidarity, #Shared responsibility, #Economic crisis
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The great lockdown
14 April 2020
International Monetary Fund

The great lockdown

As a result of the pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply by –3 percent in 2020, much worse than during the 2008–09 financial crisis. There is extreme uncertainty around the global growth forecast.Many countries face a multi-layered crisis comprising a health shock, domestic economic disruptions, plummeting external demand, capital flow reversals, and a collapse in commodity prices. Effective policies are essential to forestall worse outcomes. Necessary measures to reduce ...

#COVID-19, #global economy, #Economic crisis, #long-term
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Global Financial Stability Report: Markets in the Time of COVID-19
28 April 2020
International Monetary Fund

Global Financial Stability Report: Markets in the Time of COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to global financial markets. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents a historic challenge. In mid-February, when market participants started to fear that the outbreak would become a global pandemic, the prices of equities fell sharply, from previously overstretched levels. Emerging and frontier market economies are facing the perfect storm. They have experienced the sharpest reversal in portfolio flows on record, both in dollar terms and ...

#COVID-19, #global financial markets, #debt restructuring, #economic growth
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Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness
13 November 2019
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness

This paper reviews ex-post empirical assessments on the impact of carbon pricing on competitiveness in OECD and G20 countries in the electricity and industrial sectors.

#carbon pricing, #industrial sectors, #impact, #G20
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The Economy of Well-being
18 September 2020
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Economy of Well-being

As well-being has matured as a statistical and measurement agenda, it has become increasingly relevant as a “compass” for policy, with a growing number of countries using well-being metrics to guide decision-making and inform budgetary processes. One remaining challenge has consisted in providing policy-makers with a better understanding of the linkages between the drivers of well-being and economic growth. This paper develops the concept of an “Economy of Well-being” as a basis for highlighting ...

#well-being, #economic growth, #Economy of Well-being
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An Integrated Approach to the Paris Climate Agreement
01 January 2019
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

An Integrated Approach to the Paris Climate Agreement

This paper recognises the pivotal role of cities and regions in achieving a country’s NDCs and LT-LEDS and sets out three questions: How are national, regional and local governments currently co-ordinating among themselves to achieve the national climate pledges set in their respective NDCs and LT-LEDS? How can the effectiveness of such co-ordination mechanisms be assessed and enhanced? What are key issues to make the co-ordination mechanisms more effective and to accelerate an integrated approach ...

#Paris Climate Agreement, #Climate Change, #climate-related policies
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Decline and Fall. The size and vulnerability of the fossil fuel system
04 June 2020
Carbon Tracker

Decline and Fall. The size and vulnerability of the fossil fuel system

The energy transition is disrupting the entire fossil fuel system, with profound consequences for financial markets and geopolitics. We calculate the size and vulnerability of the different parts of the system.

#fossil fuel system, #economic growth, #renewable sources, #energy transition
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Banking on sustainability
01 January 2007
International Monetary Fund

Banking on sustainability

This report is an outcome of work done by IFC’s Sustainable Financial Markets Facility (SFMF), a capacity-building and technical assistance program focusing on the social and environmental aspects of finance and investment in emerging markets. It analyzes current global and regional trends and presents an overall picture of where we stand today with regard to social and environmental sustainability for financial institutions in emerging markets.

#emerging markets, #sustainabilty, #sustainable finance, #financial istitutions
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Climate Risk and Financial Istitutions: challenges and opportunities
01 October 2010
International Monetary Fund

Climate Risk and Financial Istitutions: challenges and opportunities

Climate change is set to have a dramatic economic impact. It is already altering the availability of and demand for resources, supply and demand for products and services, the performance of physical assets, and the need for innovation. Failure to consider climate change in investment strategies can undermine projected financial returns and affect the non-financial risk management of institutions, particularly on development, environmental, and social issues. The challenges presented by climate change ...

#Climate Change, #climate risk, #global economic growth , #financial istitutions, #sustainable finance
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Public Private Equity Partnerships
01 November 2011
International Monetary Fund

Public Private Equity Partnerships

The audience for this report is policy makers and others interested in the role that public support for PE/VC funds can play in supporting climate friendly investments. It is intended to help shape conversations about how public capital can effectively be deployed to leverage private finance to stimulate the growth of climate friendly private equity investment in emerging markets.

#climate friendly investments, #Climate Change, #emerging markets, #sustainable finance
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Renewable Energy Finance - Green Bonds
01 January 2020
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Renewable Energy Finance - Green Bonds

The world’s transition to a low-carbon economy necessitates a massive shift in the allocation of financial capital. Green bonds are fixed income securities whose proceeds are meant to be allocated to sustainable assets. The green bond market can serve as an important bridge between providers of capital, such as institutional investors, and sustainable assets, like renewable energy.

#low-carbon economy, #green bond, #energy transition, #renewable sources, #renewable energy, #sustainabilty
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Post-COVID recovery
01 June 2020
International Renewable Energy Agency

Post-COVID recovery

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#COVID-19, #sustainabilty, #renewable energy, #recovery, #energy transition
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Major risk or  rosy opportunity
01 January 2019
Carbon Disclosure Project

Major risk or rosy opportunity

Are companies ready for climate change? This report analyzes responses from companies to CDP’s questionnaire in 2018 and focuses on what companies are reporting about the risks and opportunities they may face from climate change and its potential financial implications. With 2017 and 2018 seeing significant losses from extreme weather incidents in parts of the world, as well as rapid technological shifts taking place in certain sectors as a result of the transition towards a low-carbon economy, ...

#Climate Change, #transition, #low-carbon economy, #opportunity, #risk, #reporting
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Emerging Market Green Bonds Report  2019
21 March 2020
International Finance Corporation

Emerging Market Green Bonds Report 2019

Momentum is rapidly building for the global green bond market, which has now surpassed $700 billion in outstanding issues. This market is a crucial source of financing for projects, with positive environmental impacts in both developed and emerging countries. Investor appetite for green bonds continues to grow, and emerging market issuers are likely to benefit from increasing demand. This second edition of the “Emerging Market Green Bonds Report” highlights where there has been growth and where ...

#Climate Change, #green bond market, #sustainable project, #green bond, #green investments
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The Sustainable Development Report 2020
01 June 2020
Cambridge University Press

The Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Sustainable Development Report 2020 presents some early thoughts on the Covid-19 crisis and the future of sustainable development.

#SDGs, #reporting, #COVID-19
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Tracking SDG7 - The Energy Progress Report 2019
22 May 2019
World Bank

Tracking SDG7 - The Energy Progress Report 2019

According to the latest data, the world is making progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), but will fall short of meeting the targets by 2030 at the current rate of ambition. The SDG Target 7.1 is to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services (7.1.1 focuses on the proportion of the population with access to electricity and 7.1.2, on the proportion relying primarily on clean fuels and technologies for cooking). Target 7.2 is to increase ...

#SDGs, #SDG 7, #sustainable development, #best practices, #Agenda2030
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Scaling up Africa's Renewables Power
01 July 2020
Res4Africa Foundation

Scaling up Africa's Renewables Power

This publication is focused on the role of de-risking investments for unlocking Africa's energy potential and creating an enabling environment for renewable energy investments in the continent. The report also calls for an enhanced partnership between EU and Africa to accelerate the continent’s socio-economic and sustainable transition.

#sustainabilty, #renewable energy, #recovery, #energy transition, #partnership
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Global Productivity  Trends, Drivers, and Policies
14 July 2020
World Bank

Global Productivity Trends, Drivers, and Policies

Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers, and Policies presents the first comprehensive analysis of the evolution and drivers of productivity growth, examines the effects of COVID-19 on productivity, and discusses a wide-range of policies needed to rekindle productivity growth. The book also provides a far-reaching dataset of multiple measures of productivity for up to 164 advanced economies and emerging market and developing economies and introduces a new sectoral database of productivity.

#COVID-19, #global productivity, #global growth, #productivity growth
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Diversification and Cooperation in a Decarbonizing World
02 July 2020
World Bank

Diversification and Cooperation in a Decarbonizing World

This book is the first stocktaking of what the decarbonization of the world economy means for fossil fuel–dependent countries. These countries are the most exposed to the impacts of global climate policies and, at the same time, are often unprepared to manage them. They depend on the export of oil, gas, or coal; the use of carbon-intensive infrastructure; or both. Fossil fuel–dependent countries face financial, fiscal, and macro-structural risks from the transition of the global economy away ...

#low-carbon transition, #fossil fuel system, #climate strategies, #Climate Change, #fossil fuel–dependent countries
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Global Renewables Outlook Energy - transformation 2050
01 April 2020
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Global Renewables Outlook Energy - transformation 2050

The Global Renewables Outlook shows the path to create a sustainable future energy system. This comprehensive analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) outlines the investments and technologies needed to decarbonise the energy system in line with the Paris Agreement. It also explores deeper decarbonisation options for the hardest sectors, aiming to eventually cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to zero.

#energy transition, #global transition, #sustainabilty, #renewable energy
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Future of wind
01 October 2019
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Future of wind

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is at the heart of the world’s accelerating shift from climate-damaging fossil fuels towards clean, renewable forms of energy. In addition to fulfilling the Paris Agreement, renewables are crucial to reduce air pollution, improve health and well-being, and provide affordable energy access worldwide. Wind energy forms an important part of this key environmental and energy solution. Fully unlocking wind potential for power generation will be crucial for ...

#Wind energy, #Wind, #renewable energy, #renewable sources, #Climate Change, #Renewable Energy Technologies
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Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions
01 November 2017
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions

The Paris Agreement has called for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. But to sufficiently limit the rise in global temperatures, energy use would have to be completely decarbonised in less than 50 years, even amid the expected tripling of the world’s economy by 2060. This set of briefs, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), highlights challenges and opportunities as the world seeks climate-safe energy solutions.

#energy solutions, #Climate Change, #renewable energy, #renewable sources, #Renewable Energy Technologies
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FUTURE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC
01 November 2019
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

FUTURE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC

The steady rise of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation forms a vital part of this global energy transformation. In addition to fulfilling the Paris Agreement, renewables are crucial to reduce air pollution, improve health and well-being, and provide affordable energy access worldwide. This paper from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents options to speed up deployment and fully unlock the world’s vast solar PV potential over the period until 2050.

#solar, #renewable energy, #renewable sources, #energy transition, #photovoltaic
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REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change
01 November 2015
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change

The second edition of REthinking Energy looks at how the transition to renewables could help limit global warming. As the report points out, renewable energy is at the core of any strategy for countries to meet climate goals while supporting economic growth, employment and domestic value creation.

#energy transition, #Renewable Energy Technologies, #renewable sources, #Climate Change, #economic growth
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