Every year, governments give out $700 billion in agricultural subsidies globally. Though well-intentioned, these farm subsidies sometimes work against their core goal: boosting crop yields and farmer incomes while developing rural areas.
This blog is based on a research paper published in “Marine Policy”. The authors suggest that the financing of the blue economy need to be specifically targeted for both public sector promoted large impact projects and individual private sector initiatives through the establishment of customized financing facilities.
Between one quarter and one half. That’s how much carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases must fall over the next decade to keep alive the goal of restricting global warming to below 2°C. The fastest and most practical way to achieve this is by creating an international carbon price floor arrangement.
COVID-19 has forced the global economic system to a near-standstill. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reorient our economy towards a greener, fairer future by investing in natural capital. Yet, so far, governments have dedicated less than 3% of COVID recovery spending to natural capital investments.
This blog is based on a new published report “Financial Sector Taxes and Climate Goals” from the 2° Investing Initiative, an independent, non-profit think tank. The
Dr. Dirk Schoenmaker and Dr. Dion Bongaerts propose green certificates as an alternative green investment structure that they show to be conceptually superior to green