Novethic – The European Green Funds Market 2018

The Novethic study on the trends in the European Green Funds Market in 2017 concludes that even if Green Funds remain marginal in Europe, their assets grew up by 49% in 2017 and reached €32 billion. This growth rate was four times higher than that of European listed funds and is presented as a result […]

Long-term climate strategies

Under the Paris Agreement, countries are invited to communicate “mid-century long-term low GHG emissions development strategies,” or “long-term strategies” by 2020. These strategies are central to the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C, representing a significant opportunity for countries to lay out […]

Climate Finance for Canadian Cities: is debt financing a viable alternative?

The academic article “Climate Finance for Canadian Cities: Is Debt Financing a Viable Alternative?” by Gustavo Carvalho, analyses the potential of four climate finance instruments (green bonds, EIBs, CAT bonds and green banks) for cities in Ontario to raise additional financing and bridge the increasing climate-related infrastructure-spending gap. “The City of Toronto estimates it will […]

OECD – Making Blended Finance Work for the Sustainable Development Goals

This report presents a comprehensive assessment of the state and priorities for blended finance as it is being used to support sustainable development in developing countries.  It describes concepts and definitions, presents an overview of actors and instruments, and discusses lessons learned from blending approaches, tracking and data, and monitoring and evaluation. Its findings and […]

CPI – Blended Finance in Clean Energy: Experiences and Opportunities

This report of the Climate Policy initiative looks at what is needed to unlock investment opportunities in developing economies that are still catching up. They evaluated, by geography and clean energy sector, the most significant opportunities for impact on both climate change and energy access per dollar invested; the risks and barriers that prevent investment; and […]