The World Federation of Development Financing Institution’s Knowledge Hub (WFDFI_KH) is an online portal that clusters knowledge and resources on development financing across all development intervention areas. It is a free-for all web space where development financing practitioners and enthusiasts could access existing and compelling knowledge products from a wide range of institutions, with diverse structure and procedures, engaged in supporting and promoting development finance and its crosscutting issues in advancing policies, processes, programs, projects and practices for the benefits of their beneficiaries and stakeholders. The two-fold purposes of the WFDFI_KH are shaping and advancing policy and advocacy positions that impact the development of the banking and finance community worldwide and improve DFI capacity, as well as facilitating knowledge management and sharing.
To support Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) member banks in developing targets, the
Alliance has developed this short paper to provide clarification on the already-published
Guidelines for Climate Target Setting for Banks outlining how the Alliance views the treatment
of offsetting in relation to member commitments.
The paper does not introduce additional principles that member banks must meet as
part of their NZBA commitment.
This monograph provides an overview of the various impacts of climate change on the provision of water and sanitation services, as well as the adaptation options available to water operators. Using data from the DesInventar database, the document analyzes which events are most prevalent in the sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and which events particularly affect water and sanitation systems.
O presente Guia de Aplicação da Metodologia ODS e Sustentabilidade
no Sistema Nacional de Fomento, parte do projeto “Metodologia
de Integração dos ODS para mensurar a Efetividade das Instituições Financeiras de Desenvolvimento Brasileiras” (Projeto ODS),
em parceria com a Agência Alemã de Cooperação Internacional
(GIZ) e o Banco de Desenvolvimento da América Latina (CAF), contribui
em pelo menos dois dos seis temas destacados pelo Plano
ABDE 2030 para o fortalecimento do SNF.
The European Investment Bank Group supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals throughout the European Union and around the world. This brochure explains how the two arms of the Group, the EIB and the EIF, track and assess their contributions to the goals through rich data and a number of case studies.
The toolkit builds on the SBFN Measurement Framework Methodology, a comprehensive assessment to benchmark sustainable finance progress in line with international standards. It also references existing guidance documents such as the “Toolkits for Policymakers to Green the Financial System” by the World Bank, “An Analysis of Sustainable Finance Roadmaps: Charting the Path to Financial System Transformation” by the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action and UNDP Financial Centers for Sustainability (FC4S).
Author: Developed by the IFC facilitated Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN)
The purpose of this paper is to (i) explore how technological relatedness conditions the progress in the digital and green transitions in Asian cities, (ii) identify the cities that are currently leading, as well as those that are most likely to take a prominent role in developing and implementing the Twin Transition technologies in the coming years, and (iii) determine which of these cities has the potential to leverage complementarities to develop green and digital technologies.
Keeping the ocean clean and healthy is crucial for sustainable development and poverty reduction. This is reflected in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 14: Life Below Water). Financial markets and institutions can play a pivotal role in driving the ocean sustainability agenda. Since 2017, the UN Ocean Conference and the Our Ocean Conference have collected around 1 800 measurable and financial commitments, mobilising $108 billion.
This report presents two case studies in which coastal vulnerability modeling was used to quantify the role those coastal ecosystems play in reducing risk to coastal communities now and with future sea-level rise. These analyses were used to inform post-disaster reconstruction and coastal resilience building efforts as well as climate change adaptation strategies.
A transitioning and diverse continent with huge trade and investment potential, Africa has made remarkable progress in a range of economic and development areas over the past two decades. With an estimated collective GDP of US$ 2.98 trillion in 2022, Africa is expected to cross US$ 3 trillion GDP by 2023. Well-endowed with abundant natural resources and diverse ecosystems, Africa offers a great market potential in the coming years. The continent accounts for about 30% of all global mineral reserves – including 42% of gold, 60% of cobalt, 80-90% of reserves of precious metals like chromium and platinum and 60% of the arable land. The continent contributes substantially to the global annual production of six key minerals - 80% of platinum, 77% of cobalt, 51% of manganese, 46% of diamonds, 39% of chromium, and 22% of gold. This is in addition to around 7% of global natural gas and 12% of world’s oil reserves. Africa also has the most important of all resources, human capital, with the continent accounting for 16% of the global population; 60% of whom are under the age of 25 years.
The current environment creates new challenges. Changes have accelerated and the
traditional risks in the agricultural sector, such as the lack of information, high transaction
costs, geographic scattering and seasonal nature have become more pronounced. This document summarizes the topics presented at the 7th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance.