Dec 2018
Author(s): Barandiarán, Melissa; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Zuloaga, Daniela
The effects of climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards pose a significant threat to sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to the Bank’s…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Los subsidios a la energía son criticados debido a su ineficiencia económica, por promover un uso derrochador de la energía, y como consecuencia incrementar las emisiones de carbono. Por otro lado,…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Energy subsidies have been criticized due to their economic inefficiency and promotion of wasteful usage of energy and associated carbon emissions. Conversely, environmental taxes are advocated as…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); World Bank (WB); African Development Bank (AfDB); IDB Invest; Asian Development Bank (ADB); European Investment Bank (EIB); Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
The Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance is an annual collaborative effort to make public MDB climate finance figures for developing and emerging economies, together with a…
May 2018
Author(s): Georgoulias, Andreas; Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George
This paper identifies the role, conditions for engagement, and contributions of institutional investors in infrastructure projects in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Institutional…
May 2018
Author(s): Georgoulias, Andreas; Carvalho Fernandes de Oliveira, Julia; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George
This paper reviews country- and sector-level upstream planning and procurement approaches of water, transport, and energy infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nicaragua,…
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…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Meller, Hendrik; Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Melo, Rahissa; Georgoulias, Andreas
This paper introduces a framework of sustainability criteria that covers an integrated spectrum of economic, financial, environmental, social, and institutional dimensions for infrastructure projects…
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): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Climate change presents challenges to ensuring global sustainable and inclusive development. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement and the new Sustainable…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); European Investment Bank (EIB); African Development Bank (AfDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance is a collaborative effort to make MDB climate finance figures in developing countries and emerging economies public on an annual…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
This report investigates the nature and consequences of conflict in infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study on…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
Este informe investiga la naturaleza y las consecuencias de los conflictos en los proyectos de infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Hasta donde los autores tienen conocimiento, este…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Audoly, Richard; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Guivarch, Céline; Pfeiffer, Alexander
This paper covers three policy-relevant aspects of the carbon content of electricity that are well established among integrated assessment models but under-discussed in the policy debate. First,…
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…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Mercer; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This report highlights the Inter-American Development Bank's sustainability performance in 2016, both in the operations it finances and at its own facilities. It includes examples of Bank-…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Esquivel, Maricarmen; Grunwaldt, Alfred; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Rodríguez-Flores, Enrique
Central America is one of the most vulnerable regions to the effects of climate change. With more than 50% of the electricity generation depending on existing hydroelectric plants by 2015, the region…
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…