This report analyses options to make international public climate finance more transformative. This analysis focuses on the use of climate finance for wider catalysation of overall financing for climate finance in developing countries. The report identifies eight sets of levels to drive. Climate action: project-based investments, financial sector reform, fiscal policies, sectoral policies, trade policy, innovation and technology transfer, carbon markets, and climate intelligence.
This report aims to develop a set of general guidelines to aid the identification and development of potential IFMs for sustainable land management in agricultural lands in Sri Lanka. It also outlines the process followed by the International Union of Conservation of Nature to identify potential IFMs for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Agricultural Land project in Kandy Badulla and Nuwara Eliya Districts in the Central Highlands Project area.
Public finance can play a critical role in work towards the SDGs and in alignment of finance with the SDGs. This report makes three main contributions to that effort: (i) Providing a common conceptual basis for alignment with the SDGs for the PDB community; (ii) Sharing practical ways, tools and processes to implement such alignment and make it operational through all decision levels; and (iii) Laying the groundwork for future in-depth discussions and alliances among stakeholders interested in SDG alignment and financing for sustainable development.
The effects of the pandemic and the policies implemented in response have increased the liquidity needs of the countries of the region to confront the emergency phase. Within the current context of the pandemic, financing for development agenda faces two interrelated challenges: short-run and medium and long-run challenges.
This report proposes a set of policy actions to address both challenges and then focuses on potential initiatives to build forward better.
Coronavirus should not have been such a surprise, because its unfolding has followed astonishingly closely the path of a “climate Minsky moment.” This publication focuses on the role that public banks across the globe have played in managing the economic crises of Covid-19 to date.