May 2018
Author(s): Aiello, Roberto Gabriel; Levy, Alberto; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Carlino, Hernán; Gutman, Verónica; Iezzi, Marcelo; Carlino, Micaela
Esta asignación, denominada “Examen de instrumentos económicos para la fijación de precios al carbono”, ha sido desarrollada con el objetivo último de entregar un análisis claro y comprensivo de las…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Pfeiffer, Alexander; Hepburn, Cameron; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Caldecott, Ben
Over the coming decade, the power sector is expected to invest ~7.2 trillion USD in power plants and grids globally, much of it into CO2-emitting coal and gas plants. These assets typically have a…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Meunier, Guy; Hallegatte, Stephane
This paper finds that it is optimal to start a long-term emission-reduction strategy with significant short-term abatement investment, even if the optimal carbon price starts low and grows…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)
En materia de eficiencia energética los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) presentan situaciones muy dispares. Mientras países como México y Brasil han consolidado sus marcos institucionales…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane
Countries have pledged to stabilize global warming at a 1.5 to 2°C increase. Either target requires reaching net zero emissions before the end of the century, which implies a major transformation of…
May 2017
Author(s): Josling, Timothy; Boyce, Rachel; Valero, Sara; Mills, Anaitée ; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Alleng, Gerard
This document presents the results of a study that combines data on the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG measured in CO2 equivalents) from farming activities with the incidence of policy incentives…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rozenberg, Julie; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane
To mitigate climate change, some governments opt for instruments focused on investment, like performance standards or feebates, instead of carbon prices. We compare these policies in a Ramsey model…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Blanco, Gabriel; Santalla, Estela; Córdoba, Verónica; Levy, Alberto
El presente estudio tiene como objetivo desarrollar una metodología para evaluar la factibilidad técnicoeconómica para la generación de electricidad a partir del biogás recuperado en vertederos de…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Conte Grand, Mariana; D'Elia, Vanesa
La emisión de gases de efecto invernadero tiene implicaciones climáticas de largo plazo que han motivado la negociación de acuerdos internacionales en los que se suscriben compromisos de reducción…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin; Vargas, Renato; Horridge, Mark
This paper develops and operationalizes the Integrated Economic-Environmental Modelling (IEEM) platform which integrates environmental data organized under the first international standard for…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Levy, Alberto
2016 will surely be the hottest year since records began in the 19th century. The increase will be very close to the target set in the Paris Agreement to avoid an increase in global temperature by 1.…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Caldecott, Ben; Harnett, Elizabeth; Cojoianu, Theodor; Kok, Irem; Pfeiffer, Alexander
Over the last few years, the topic of "stranded assets" resulting from environment-related risk factors has loomed larger. These factors include the effects of physical climate change as…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Salo, James
Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are major sources of natural resource consumption and environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the same time, MSMEs make up a…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Salo, James
Managing value chain environmental impacts and natural resource use has become an important consideration in the purchasing decisions of large publicly traded companies. Suppliers, including micro,…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB); European Investment Bank (EIB); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Asian Development Bank (ADB); African Development Bank (AfDB)
This fifth edition of the Joint Multilateral Development Banks' Report on Climate Finance reports on financing committed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Hurwitz, Zachary
The objective of this technical note is to orient the IDB Group's Environmental Safeguards Specialists in their assessment and management of reservoir emissions risk. This note contains: (i) a…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Ríos Flores, Ramiro Alberto; Taddia, Alejandro Pablo; Grunwaldt, Alfred; Jones, Russel; Streeter, Richard
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) acknowledges the challenges the region faces and is developing a set of publications, guidelines and tools to increase knowledge of the vulnerability of…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
En gran parte, somos agua ¿Verdadero o falso? Por extraño que suene ¡Es verdad! Nuestros cuerpos están constituidos en un 75% por agua. De hecho, hay animales como las medusas cuyos organismos pueden…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…