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.
The 2023 Annual Workshop of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) was held on the theme “The Role of African DFIs in Achieving Just Energy Transition” on May 22, 2023, at the Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Centre (SSHCC), in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The workshop was organized with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and supported by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
This paper starts by analysing climate risks in Latin America and the Caribbean following the methodology developed by Ferrazzi et al. Then expand the analysis to understand what these risks imply for the financial sector. It focus on banks, as they represent the bulk of financial intermediation in the region.
Author: Marchitto, Barbara; Conde, Joana; Santos, Ricardo; de Nicola, Carlo; Ferrazzi, Matteo; Baldini, Alfredo; Pal x, Rozalia; Parigi, Eugenio; Bermingham, Colin
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)
This report aims to give an overview of Korea’s energy efficiency policy experience for the benefit of policy makers and industry practitioners aiming to promote and scale up energy efficiency improvements in the industry sector, particularly in manufacturing. The report also aims to provide industry practitioners with lessons drawn from practices implemented by industry subsectors and groups of energy-intensive firms in Korea.
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.
The EIB Group, through EIB Global, is a major partner of the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the EU Member States in delivering on the EU Global Gateway commitments. In 2022 alone, the European Investment Bank signed operations that will mobilise an estimated €30 billion or more of Global Gateway investments. The Global Gateway is the European Union’s contribution to narrowing the global investment gap.
The EIB Group has seen carbon emissions increase in many areas since 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant decrease in emissions during 2020 and 2021. This effect is no longer present, as restrictions ended in 2022, resulting in a 125% increase in total gross emissions in 2022 compared with 2021, and a 36.4%4 decrease compared with the base year emissions (2018).
The survey results came at a critical moment for Africa, following COP 27, where the central issues were finding more resources to mitigate global warming and adapting to its effects. A decisive agreement was also made on a new “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries severely hurt by climate disasters.
Read the full survey to discover how people in Africa view climate change's impact on their livelihood.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked African country with an estimated population of 14.65 million people as of 2019 with females accounting for 52 percent of the population resulting in a sex ratio of almost 92 percent. ZimStat, 2017). The population of Zimbabwe is relatively young with 40 percent of the population estimated to be below the age of 15 and about 6 percent aged 65 years and above. Seventy percent of the population is based in rural areas with the rest residing in urban areas. The average household size is estimated at 4.2 persons per household (ZimStat, 2017). There is a high number of female-headed households, which highlights the need for gender-inclusive strategies to ensure these households have equal access to climate change adaptation technologies.
Zimbabwe has experienced major structural changes including hyperinflation, changes in the land tenure system, disruption of the agriculture sector and increased dependence on natural resources to spur economic growth.