Entries for 'Climate Finance'
January 31, 2024
Beyond carbon emissions, addressing methane emissions is vital for achieving a net-zero economy by 2050. Despite increasing pledges to reduce methane emissions, these efforts have been limited in scope due to the wide range of emission sources (making standardized solutions difficult) and the high cost of financing emissions reductions.
January 8, 2024
In the first Current Account episode of 2024, Clay is joined by IIF's Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director, Global Policy Initiatives and Head of Sustainabl...
September 28, 2023
Our New York Climate Week events last week—which included an IIF Transition Finance Workshop, an IIF/TCW Blended Finance Roundtable, and the launch of the IIF Global Debt Monitor—focused on the changing landscape for net-zero transition planning and addressing the challenges of mobilizing capital for climate action.
July 26, 2023
With global policymakers focused on mobilizing private capital for climate finance—particularly in emerging markets—multilateral development banks (MDBs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) are devoting more resources and capacity to catalytic capital and blended finance. Greater private sector participation could be incentivized through improved capital treatment of blended finance instruments and policy measures to help to enhance market liquidity.
July 5, 2023
While worldwide efforts are being made to shift to renewables and alternative fuels, fossil fuels are still projected to be a major source of energy by the end of the century, accounting for nearly 25% of global supply; Given this continued reliance on fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies have a vital role to play in addressing climate change—but are currently projected to fall short of their potential on the path to net-zero.
June 27, 2023
The strong momentum in climate pledges and climate investment flows in recent years is encouraging… but many publicly listed firms still have business practices that are not aligned with keeping global warming < 2°C.
June 7, 2023
High and rising global debt levels have created a slow-burning crisis, with countries increasingly vulnerable to future shocks after the unprecedented surge in government debt resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
May 31, 2023
Early and up-front capital spending is crucial for managing the long-term costs of the energy transition; Achieving net zero emissions will require extensive investments in new and innovative technologies, with nearly half of emission reductions expected to come from technologies currently under development.
March 9, 2023
Despite the urgency of fighting climate change, the exploration and development of new energy technologies to replace fossil fuels could take many generations. Strong policy support to incentivize front-loaded investment could significantly shorten the time that it takes to develop new green technologies—improving nuclear energy provision, green hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, biomass etc.
March 2, 2023
Just Energy Partnerships—launched at COP26 to help emerging economies shift to clean energy—aim to mobilize international public and private capital to accelerate electrification in emerging and developing economies. Most existing JETP funding commitments are from traditional development finance institutions, including multilateral development banks (MDBs). However, a key goal of JETPs is to leverage public funding to catalyze private capital.
January 6, 2023
ESG backlash will continue to be a headwind for market development, but there are many reasons for optimism...
December 12, 2022
This week, Clay is joined by IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs, to help explain the concept of Blended Finance. Thi...
December 8, 2022
Climate finance flows are on track to reach a fresh high of $915 billion in 2022; Sustained policy support—amid heightened concerns over energy security—should accelerate the expansion in renewable energy capacity, while increasing energy-efficiency related investment.
November 15, 2022
In this episode of the GRU, we host Raf Hussain (Global Head of Strategic Planning and Stress Testing at HSBC) and Ben Carr (Analytics and Capital Mod...
October 20, 2022
Climate finance and ESG investing were top themes at our IIF Annual Membership Meeting and the IMF/WB Annuals; Energy security concerns, inflationary pressures and budget strains are jeopardizing timetables for climate goals.
September 29, 2022
At around $1.3 trillion, ESG loans account for over 30% of the total ESG debt universe. Global ESG loan issuance has soared from less than $40 billion in 2013 to $265 billion by Aug. 2022, mostly due to increased interest in sustainability-linked loans. ESG loan markets offer great potential for mobilizing climate finance--including for emerging and developing economies.
September 22, 2022
Emerging markets are playing a key role in shaping the global sustainable finance agenda this year, ahead of COP27 in Egypt and the G20 Summit in Indonesia in November.
May 26, 2022
Mounting geopolitical tensions risk undermining the international collaboration needed to address global challenges, including efforts to scale up climate finance; Yet delays to climate policies may prove costlier than swift action-which would further exacerbate public debt burdens; Near-term sovereign debt vulnerabilities in major emerging markets have increased substantially this year, but less so than in 2020; these growing debt strains make the challenge of sourcing climate finance more difficult still.
April 21, 2022
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda in addition to policy and regulatory updates and a market snapshot.
January 20, 2022
With environmental, social and governance issues dominating the international policy agenda–and as investor demand for new ESG financial products and services continues to grow–global debt markets, and by extension fixed income portfolios, are about to undergo a radical transformation.