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 first chapter examines the channels through which institutional investors can access green infrastructure, assesses the extent to which this is currently happening, and identifies the barriers to scaling up these investment flows. The second presents four case studies. The third uses the conclusions to draw out lessons on the policy settings which may support investment in green infrastructure by institutional investors.
G20 countries are treating a range of energy issues as a central concern, but four of them require particular attention: OECD Observer article by Ulrich Benterbusch, Director of Global Energy Policy, International Energy Agency.
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Energy Regulators Statement from the G20 Outreach Energy Regulators Roundtable
Quantitative estimates of support for the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD member economies, with a summary of each country's energy economy and support measures.
This publication provides the first systematic statistics of effective energy tax rates – on a comparable basis - for each OECD country, together with ‘maps’ that illustrate graphically the wide variations in tax rates per unit of energy or per tonne of CO2 emissions.
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Prepared for the G20 Los Cabos Summit, this policy note discusses the potential for and the barriers to pension funds investing in green infrastructure projects.
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This report examines how green growth and sustainable development policies can be incorporated into structural reform agendas. Indeed, as demonstrated in the report, many of these policies are closely linked and synergistic with the framework policies applied by G20 governments in their efforts to pursue strong and sustainable growth.
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This policy note has been developed by the OECD at the initiative of the G20 Mexican Presidency. This note was finalised in consultation with the OECD’s Working Party on Private Pensions and the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS). It is submitted for the consideration by the G20 Leaders at the Los Cabos Summit.
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Background paper for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment MinistersGuadalajara, 17–18 May 2012, prepared by the ILO and the OECD.