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What are the channels for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure by institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) and what factors influence investment decisions? What key policy levers and risk mitigants can governments use to facilitate these types of investments? What emerging channels (such as green bonds, YieldCos and direct project investment) hold significant promise
The Research Collaborative conducts and co-ordinates work to improve the identification and measurement of private climate finance flows in order to participate in improving the monitoring progress in the international effort to address climate change. The network organised a side event at the UN Climate Conference in Lima on 4 December 2014 and will convene a workshop on 16 March 2015 in Paris at the OECD.
The CCXG (formerly called the Annex I Expert Group) is a group of government delegates and experts from OECD and other industrialised countries. Its aim is to promote dialogue on and enhance understanding of technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. Four new reports are now available on 2015 Agreement in Mobilising Climate Finance; Energy Sector Transformation...
OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on three main areas: (1) Economic aspects of adaptation; (2) Adaptation and development; and (3) Adaptation in OECD countries. New video on Smart climate change adaptation in practice; read our latest report on Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation: Methodological Approaches.
This publication provides host country governments with guidance on the policy options available to maximise investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure. It identifies key issues in investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, competition, financial markets, and public governance and also addresses cross-cutting issues, including the implications of regional co-operation and of international trade.
Between 2010-2012, five well renowned Public Financial Institutions provided over 100 billion euros of equity investment and financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable transport projects. Latest blog "A clearer picture of climate-related finance".
This paper explores methodological approaches that can be used to monitor and evaluate climate change adaptation initiatives at the projects and programme levels. It examines approaches that have been used in other areas of development practice to see what lessons have been learned that can inform the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks targeted at adaptation.
Find out how the OECD participated in the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20) which took place from 1-12 December in Lima, Peru.
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“In the interest of the next generation, we simply cannot afford to put climate change on the back burner… unlike the financial crisis, we do not have a ‘climate bailout option’ up our sleeves.”
Public financial institutions (PFIs) are well-positioned to act as a key leverage point for governments’ efforts to mobilise private investment in low-carbon projects and infrastructure. This study identifies the tools, instruments and approaches used by five PFIs to directly support and scale-up domestic private sector investment in sustainable transport, energy-efficiency and renewable energy in OECD countries.