To limit global warming to well under two degrees, the global economy needs to undergo system-wide changes. Finance has a critical role to play. Current inaction continues to lead to inefficient capital allocation, undermining efforts towards decarbonisation and financial stability. Read More
Investment criteria for agriculture and the broader food system Read More
We assessed whether and to what extent the provision of technical assistance could help to transform the finance sector, using the example of support provided in the context of green bonds in Kenya and China. Read More
This working paper provides input into ongoing discussion of Paris consistency and alignment of financial flows according to the Agreement’s Article 2.1c. Read More
In this paper, NewClimate Institute and I4CE developed a framework for financial institutions to provide them with guidance to start the alignment process. Read More
Debt for climate swaps may represent part of a larger approach to address the COVID-19, economic, climate triple crisis. This working paper explores potential criteria for prioritising potential partner countries to pursue such approaches. Read More
We propose three things development banks can do to align their financing through financial intermediaries with the Paris Agreement. Read More
In the coming years, Poland will gain access to unprecedented funds for thermal modernization of buildings. Limited monitoring of financial flows in the area of buildings renovation creates a risk of only partial and inefficient use of this opportunity. Read More
Aki Kachi presented on “Current trends in green recovery measures” at the “Landscape of climate finance: From supporting recovery globally to recent advances in the CEE region” Workshop.
In this Climate Week NYC event, we presented the dynamic field of non-state and subnational action, its opportunities and uncovered potential for climate ambition.
This report provides insights into the magnitude and ambition of financial institution’s climate-related investment targets, and investigates their relationship with GHG emissions in the real economy. Read More
We assess the EIB’s transport-related investment portfolio 2015-2019 and propose evaluation criteria to align transport investments with the Paris Agreement. Read More
Principles and recommendations for MDBs to align their lending with the Paris Agreement. Read More
Principles and recommendations for robust alignment of MDB lending activities from NewClimate, Germanwatch, and the World Resources Institute. Read More
This paper discusses ways to identify investments that can be accounted as low-carbon activities and offers further recommendations regarding the solutions that help to reduce the gap between current financial structures and the objectives of the national low-emission transition. Read More
This paper addresses questions that have been raised in relation to OMGE. It draws on a study conducted by Lambert Schneider and NewClimate Institute.
This publication describes existing methods to track climate finance and illustrates how these can be helpful for different stakeholders, with a specific focus on Poland. Read More
This blog compares the criteria for climate finance from the multilateral development banks to our categorisation of Paris-aligned investments. Read More
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) can play a critical role in limiting climate change and helping communities adapt to its impacts. Since 2011, they have provided nearly $200 billion in finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation (so-called “climate finance”). The World Bank Group’s recent announcement that it will increase its climate-related investments means this number is likely to grow. Read More
This report describes a new Paradigm for Multilateral Development Banks to contribute to the fight against climate change, and provides recommendations on how the MDBs can transition from the current Climate Finance Paradigm to the new Paris Alignment Paradigm. Read More