Finance and Climate Change
The world has moved beyond simple acknowledgement that climate change and environmental degradation pose significant risks to humanity and the planet’s ecosystems. New instruments to face this challenge have to be found and developed.
How to scale up clean technologies? What could be the role of institutional and private capital investments in renewables and what are the necessary regulatory/policy interventions? Can green bonds help? Can we learn from Silicon Valley? How do poor countries and poor communities benefit? Does a carbon tax help in financing new investment and in changing life styles?
The financial resources required to assist developing countries in undertaking mitigation and adaptation activities will become more and more significant in the future as such countries take on more responsibilities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and as the impacts of climate change become more prevalent.
What is the role of institutional and private capital investments in renewables and what regulatory/policy interventions are needed? It is important to analyze what financing instruments are most appropriate for addressing prevalent barriers and risks.