Mobilizing long-term private capital: debating the case of green bonds

June 2, 2016

The investment needs for deep decarbonization (compatible with the below 2°C target the international community committed to) are estimated to several trillions per year. In a context of stringent public budget constraint and low cost of borrowing in capital markets, much of the discussion on the financing of deep decarbonization now focuses on ways to […]

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Reaching the Mainstream: Resilience, Climate Change and the IMF

June 26, 2015

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published a fascinating study on the macro-economic and fiscal impacts of natural disasters, in particular weather-related disasters, in small-island Pacific states. This study provides powerful conclusions on the economic impacts of natural disasters and the role of mainstream international financial institutions like the IMF in improving resilience to disasters […]

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