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The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Renewable Energy FinanceThe Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Renewable Energy Finance

This study examines the impact of the global financial crisis on the renewable energy sector drawing upon both survey-based empirical research and transaction-based data analysis.

Our Planet:Renewable Energy - Generating power, jobs and developmentOur Planet:Renewable Energy - Generating power, jobs and development

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development.

The materiality of climate change: How finance copes with the ticking clock – The perspective of capital marketsThe materiality of climate change: How finance copes with the ticking clock – The perspective of capital markets

With an emphasis on corporate sector assets, this report brings together key findings from the investment world, describing best practices on climate change, identifying risks and opportunities, and ...

Why Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense The Evidence BaseWhy Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense The Evidence Base

This report assesses the evidence base for countercyclical investment in sustainable energy as a sound response to global economic recession, providing a comprehensive analysis of why and how clean e ...

Catalysing Low-Carbon Growth in Developing EconomiesCatalysing Low-Carbon Growth in Developing Economies

The successful mobilization of private investment for greenhouse gas abatement and adaptation to climate change especially in developing countries will be one of the critical conditions for the succe ...

Climate Action - Getting greener: getting slimmer, and going digitalClimate Action - Getting greener: getting slimmer, and going digital

The second edition of Climate Change and supporting website feature a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies. These initiatives, illustr ...

Energy Efficiency and the Finance SectorEnergy Efficiency and the Finance Sector

The report provides an evidence base on the status quo, the barriers and possible ways forward in the field of energy efficiency finance.

CDM PDD Guidebook: Navigating the PitfallsCDM PDD Guidebook: Navigating the Pitfalls

This publication provides detailed guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls that CDM project proponents fall into when preparing CDM Project Design Documents, during the implementation of projects an ...

Increasing Access to the Carbon MarketIncreasing Access to the Carbon Market

This brochure provides an overview of the UNEP Risoe Centre's Energy and Carbon Finance Program and its activities related to carbon finance and the CDM that help developing countries promote sustain ...

Public Venture Capital StudyPublic Venture Capital Study

This report examines the clean energy venture financing landscape, focusing on the role of public sector-sponsored venture capital as a catalyst for private investment, filling funding gaps in the co ...

The UNEP-SEFI Public Finance AllianceThe UNEP-SEFI Public Finance Alliance

Prepared in conjunction with the 2008 launch of the SEFI Public Finance Alliance (or “SEF Alliance”), this document supports the establishment of an international platform for managers of public and ...

Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilise Investment in Climate Change MitigationPublic Finance Mechanisms to Mobilise Investment in Climate Change Mitigation

With an ambition of helping scale up climate mitigation markets, this report provides an overview of the mechanisms being used today by the public sector, with a particular focus on the clean energy ...

UNEP and Partners:United to Combat Climate ChangeUNEP and Partners:United to Combat Climate Change

The campaign theme for the run-up to the crucial negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009, ‘Unite to combat climate change’, says that we are all part of the solution. The goal: an inclusive, comp ...

UNEP Climate Change StrategyUNEP Climate Change Strategy

UNEP’s Climate Change Strategy is the result of a comprehensive process involving external experts and UNEP staff from across the organization. The strategy is built on the analysis of UNEP’s politic ...

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2008-Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and
Energy EfficiencyGlobal Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2008-Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

This report presents the financial perspective, or ‘dollar view’, of the current state of play in sustainable energy development. The analysis in this report consists of actual data on the different ...

Investing in a Climate for ChangeInvesting in a Climate for Change

Addressing the serious issue of climate change requires substantial investment in new technologies, processes and services. This investment is not just desirable, it is essential. Without substantial ...

Reforming Energy Subsidies - Opportunities to Contribute to the Climate Change AgendaReforming Energy Subsidies - Opportunities to Contribute to the Climate Change Agenda

With this booklet, UNEP aims to raise awareness of the various types of energy subsidies, their size and impact and the direct relationship with climate change and sustainable development.

A Reformed CDM – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable DevelopmentA Reformed CDM – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

The second of the CD4CDM perspectives series, this collection of thirteen papers considers CDM reform in a post-2012 climate regime, focusing on four issues: sustainable development and equity, insti ...

Overview of UNEP’s CDM ActivitiesOverview of UNEP’s CDM Activities

This brochure presents an overview of UNEP’s CDM technical assistance and capacity building activities.

Guidebook to Financing CDM ProjectsGuidebook to Financing CDM Projects

One of a series of UNEP publications on the Clean Development Mechanism, this publication serves as a guide for project developers on obtaining financing for the implementation of CDM activities, and ...

Equal Exchange: Determining a Fair Price for CarbonEqual Exchange: Determining a Fair Price for Carbon

The first of the CD4CDM perspectives series, this publication provides insights and in-depth analysis from traders, DNAs, legal advisers, investors, and CDM developers. An essential guide for underst ...