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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
OECD participation through side-events, workshops, seminars and a book stand, will focus on institutional investment in and private financing of low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure; inter-linkages between mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, capacity building and transparency; measurement and monitoring of development finance flows.
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...
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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.”
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. The OECD working paper on Public Financial Institutions and the Low-carbon Transition identifies exactly how these institutions were able to mobiles these investments.
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.
Tracking private climate finance flows is a key task in monitoring progress in the international effort to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Research and co-ordination of ongoing initiatives are required from this RC open network to improve the identification, measurement & reporting of private climate flows. The network is organising a side event at the UN Climate Conference in Lima on 4 December.
This paper analyses the effects of government policies on flows of private finance for investment in renewable energy. It also examines whether direct provision of public finance for a project increases the volume of private finance raised. The analysis covers 87 countries, six renewable energy sectors (wind, solar, biomass, small hydropower, marine and geothermal).
The UN Climate Summit took place on 23 September 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The OECD's Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, chaired the session on "The Economic Case for Climate Action," where global leaders discussed The New Climate Economy Report: Better Growth, Better Climate, by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
The OECD Environment Directorate has produced two videos to explain key climate issues as the UN Climate Summit opens today at UN headquarters in New York.