climate action

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As part of the Institute of International Finance's new line of sustainability-themed research, it is launching a series of short “back-to-basics” notes, aiming to bring some clarity to the complex ecosystem of climate data, risk assessment methodologies, taxonomy and reporting.   Sustainable Finance is an increasingly important matter since the Paris Agreement in 2015. Because it influences all sectors, it is a great opportunity to face the challenges of tomorrow. However, it is still a complex ecosystem.  
Post date: 8 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, policy and acceleration of technological innovation and behavioural changes (IPCC; 2018).  
Post date: 8 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, policy and acceleration of technological innovation and behavioural changes (IPCC; 2018).  
Post date: 8 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

Stakeholders in financial markets, capital and investment are key players in tackling climate change, supporting solutions for climate adaptation, and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.   But to enable our economy and society’s transition to net-zero, finance requires a fundamental overhaul. Financial portfolios, for instance, need to align with a well below 2-degrees emissions pathway, incentivising green growth, sustainable development, and systems transformation.  
Post date: 6 Oct 2020
Type: News

The European Commission has established a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects, as foreseen under Article 33 of the Governance Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the Clean Energy for all European package. It becomes operational from January 2021.   The main objective is to enable Member States to work more closely together to achieve their individual and collective renewable energy targets, covering gaps that may have been identified.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

An unprecedented coalition with the participation of leading organizations from the innovative ecosystem, scientists, and environmentalists have prepared solutions for a green restart of the Bulgarian economy.  
Post date: 28 Sep 2020
Type: News

The plan confirms that improving energy efficiency by renovating buildings and clean transport is the bedrock of climate action.   A decreased energy demand will enable further emission reductions and keep energy costs low. This will help vulnerable households, improve living conditions and create local jobs.  
Post date: 24 Sep 2020
Type: News

Local energy efficiency and sustainability policies are mostly defined by the EU legal framework, how it is interpreted by cities and regions and how they will turn it into regional or local measures. Cities and regions across Europe are key in leading and achieving EU climate targets. The result is that more often than not, they will implement more ambitious measures than they are required to.
Post date: 18 Sep 2020
Type: News

A net-zero economy by 2050 in the EU requires bold action across all sectors, and in none more than buildings. The building sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

The purpose of this roadmap is to support a common language and vision for the complete decarbonisation of the buildings across their life cycle and to support the development of national or subnational strategies and policies, including for example, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It outlines the range of actions that stakeholders can take in the short, medium and long term to achieve a built environment that is zero-emission, efficient and resilient.
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Type: Publication