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Title Green infrastructure finance : leading initiatives and research / Aldo Baietti [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank Publications, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank Studies
World Bank studies.
Contents Assessment of Leading Initiatives -- Overview -- Conclusions from Research -- Assessment of Gaps- What Can Be Achieved in the Short-Term? 1. Introduction -- Background -- Impediments to Accelerating Green Investments -- Objectives and Scope of the Report -- Methodology. 2. Global and Regional Initiatives -- UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- Other Global Initiatives -- Regional and Country Initiatives -- 3. Established and Proposed International Funding Programs -- Funding Needs and Funding Sources -- Kyoto Protocol's CDM/JI -- Climate Investment Funds (CIF) -- Global Environment Facility (GEF) -- Examples of the World Bank Funding Programs -- Carbon Finance by International Finance Corporation (IFC) -- Green Fund Proposed by International Monetary Fund (IMF) -- Green Climate Fund -- Other Programs by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), and International Institutions. 4. Public Interventions: Fiscal and Economic Instruments -- Public Interventions -- Public Policies and Finance -- Fiscal Instruments: Taxes and Subsidies -- Tradable Permit Schemes -- Property Rights (Market Creation). 5. Regulations and Monitoring Programs -- Liability Rules -- Information Standards and Programs -- Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV). 6. Private Financial Products and Services -- Role of Private Sector -- Private Equity in Green Investments -- Wholesale Banking -- Asset Management -- Insurance -- Retail Finance. 7. Country Examples of Pro-Green Policies and Programs -- China -- The Republic of Korea -- Japan -- Germany -- The United States. Annex 1. Policy Instruments and Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Private Sector Investments in CFTs
Summary Increasing concerns over the effects of climate change have heightened the importance of accelerating investments in green growth. The International Energy Agency, for example, estimates that to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent by 2050, global investments in the energy sector alone will need to total US750 billion a year by 2030 and over US1.6 trillion a year from 2030-2050. Despite global efforts to mobilize required capital flows, the investments still fall far short. Bloomberg New Energy Finance argues that by 2020 investments will be US150 billion short from the levels require
Notes "A World Bank Study."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Infrastructure (Economics)
Sustainable development.
sustainable development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics.
Infrastructure (Economics)
Sustainable development
Form Electronic book
Author Baietti, Aldo.
World Bank. East Asia and Pacific Regional Office. Infrastructure Department.
ISBN 9780821394892