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Mar 12, 2018
This Good Practice Note is intended to be used in conjunction with other EHS Guidelines and IFC's Performance Standards to identify, avoid, mitigate, and manage EHS risks and impacts in hydropower projects.
74 pages | © March 2018 IFC | Complimentary
Mar 2, 2018
This Good Practice Handbook provides guidance to practitioners on taking rigorous and consistent approaches to assess and manage hydropower project impacts on downstream river ecosystems and people, through the assessment and provision of environmental flows (EFlows).
154 pages | © March 2018 IFC | Complimentary
Feb 26, 2018
The IFC-supported Sustainable Banking Network (SBN)’s first comprehensive Global Progress Report evaluates sustainable finance principles and policies in 34 member countries.
74 pages | © February 2018 IFC | Complimentary
Feb 5, 2018
Feb 5, 2018
Jan 10, 2018
This fact sheet provides an overview of how IFC's advice and expertise is helping Bangladesh meet the challenges and opportunities facing the textile and apparel industries, which account for 80 percent of the country's export earnings and employ 4.5 million people, mostly women.
Nov 27, 2017
By fully meeting the national targets they set under the Paris Agreement, South Asian countries can unlock $3.4 trillion of climate-smart investment opportunities, according to Climate Investment Opportunities in South Asia, a new report by IFC. The report identifies untapped opportunities for climate-smart investing in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka for sectors including renewable energy, transport, green buildings, urban wastewater, climate-smart agriculture, and municipal solid waste management.
Nov 1, 2017
Developing countries can meet climate targets promised in the landmark Paris Agreement by catalyzing trillions of dollars in private investments through a combination of smart policy reforms and innovative business models, according to Creating Markets for Climate Business, a new report by IFC. The report identifies seven industry sectors that can make a crucial difference in catalyzing private investment: renewable energy, off-grid solar and energy storage, agribusiness, green buildings, urban transportation, water, and urban waste management. Already, more than $1 trillion in investments are flowing into climate-related projects in these areas. But trillions more can be triggered by creating the right business conditions in emerging markets.
Apr 28, 2017
This document outlines the definitions and typology that IFC uses for identifying, promoting, and tracking climate-related investment and advisory projects.
English | 21 pages | 2017 IFC
Apr 27, 2017
Dec 22, 2016
Climate change presents risks and opportunities for the financial sector in both emerging and advanced economies. Financial institutions cannot afford to be outside of the transition path to low-carbon economies. Energy subsidies, emission standards, and carbon prices will all have a direct impact on the financial positions of these institutions’ clients, making climate risk an important element of any credit decision. Yet there are also significant opportunities for financial institutions to provide innovative financing products for energy efficiency upgrades, renewable power generation, green buildings, green transport, and climate-smart agriculture and architecture. And there is a growing community of investors seeking new climate and environment friendly opportunities.
English | 6 Pages - December - Note 27 | IFC, 2016 6| IFC
Dec 5, 2016
The international market for green bonds—securities that raise capital for specific climate or environmental sustainability purposes—has experienced tremendous growth and could reach an annual market value of over $100 billion dollars this year. As part of this growth, new market tools, skills, and capital have been introduced into the green bond market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and more broadly address the problem of climate change.
ENGLISH, 6 PAGES – DECEMBER – NOTE 25 | IFC, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Emerging markets are especially vulnerable to threats from climate change. Storms, droughts, and floods jeopardize the livelihoods of farmers, while extreme temperatures limit the ability of workers to be outdoors. Insurance is one tool that can help emerging markets adapt to climate change by heading off threats before they become disasters. Some pilot projects around the world are showing promise in using insurance to help emerging markets reduce the impact of climate change.
English | 3 Pages - September - Note 13 | © IFC, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Cities, which are home to half of the world’s population, are on the front lines of climate change. Extreme temperatures, storms, and floods have a higher impact in crowded urban areas. And cities in emerging economies will bear an even greater burden of climate change threats. Given their vulnerability, as well as their ability to affect change, cities will be key players in shaping efforts to lessen the impact of climate change. Now a number of new initiatives are helping urban leaders better assess and respond to climate risks.
English | 4 Pages - September - Note 12 | © IFC, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Insurance plays a vital role in protecting people, businesses, and public institutions against shocks, allowing them to transfer risks and purchase security. Insurers in advanced economies even act as financial intermediaries. In many emerging economies, however, insurance is still in a nascent stage. Yet it has the potential to become a critical tool for businesses to build operations that are resilient to climate change while also providing a source of economic growth. For insurance in emerging economies to take off, the public and private sectors must first lay the necessary groundwork.
English | 4 Pages - September - Note 11 | © IFC, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Climate change doesn’t just threaten the environment, it poses risks to a country’s businesses and economy. Understanding these risks can be complex, yet there are a growing number of tools that can help businesses analyze how their operations will be affected. In order to integrate climate risk into their overall risk management models, companies will need a thorough understanding of how climate change can affect them. With it, they can then take steps to build resilience into operations.
English | 5 Pages - September - Note 10 | © IFC, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Severe storms, record heat waves, intense droughts, and floods—the impact of climate change rises every year and economic and financial losses rise with it. Insurance plays a major role in helping businesses in advanced economies mitigate the consequences of the changing climate and prepare for policy changes ahead. But insurance in emerging markets isn’t yet able to make the same contribution, despite the fact that natural disasters disproportionally affect people and firms in these countries. Recently, however, a number of new business and donor initiatives have begun to create innovative approaches to using insurance to address climate change.
English | 5 Pages - September - Note 9 | © IFC, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
This guide provides background for those who are implementing or intending to invest in solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Pakistan.
85 Pages | © 2016 IFC | Complimentary
Aug 10, 2015
This report analyzes barriers to and opportunities for private sector participation in district heating (DH) in the Western Balkan countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, as well as in Mongolia and Ukraine.
70 pages | © August 2015 IFC | Complimentary|
Jun 20, 2015
This guidebook aims to enhance the understanding of how to successfully develop, finance, construct, and operate utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. It targets project developers entering a market and is also meant to serve as a reference source for contractors, investors, government decision makers, and other stakeholders working on PV projects in emerging markets.
208 pages | © June 2015 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 17, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
This white paper aims to create awareness – among stakeholders including policy makers, utilities and regulators – of the opportunities and challenges of the rooftop solar market. It focuses on implementation options, including public-private partnerships, and discusses practical issues related to planning and implementing rooftop solar initiatives. It discusses policy and technical issues that can help stakeholders make informed decisions, especially in terms of meeting local objectives.
130 pages | © 2014 IFC | Complimentary
Nov 30, 2014
IFC partnered with Unifrutti, an international fruit exporter with a local presence in the Philippines, to help build the management capacity of local farmers and provide technical training that helps growers maintain soil quality, recycle water, and produce quality crops.
Region: East Asia & the Pacific / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Nov 23, 2014
IFC worked with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., an IFC investment and advisory client, to conduct a Water Footprint Assessment which helps companies reduce water-related risks, improve water efficiency, and mitigate social and environmental impact.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness