Innovative financing mechanism for blue economy projects
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.
A Proposal to Scale Up Global Carbon Pricing
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.
Investing in Natural Capital for a Greener and Fairer Recovery
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.
How can we build back green and just? Financial Sector Taxes as one idea
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 report forms part of their
Green Certificates: A better version of Green Bonds
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 bonds. At the same time,
Time for solutions to tackle the twin sovereign debt and nature crises
Increased public spending and reduced income has constrained governments’ ability to respond to, and recover from, COVID-19. This has led to an urgent need to secure liquidity and has piled