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Climate Policy with the Chequebook – An Economic Analysis of Climate Investment Support

Across the globe, climate policy is increasingly using investment support instruments, such as grants, concessional loans, and guarantees – whereas carbon prices are losing importance. This development substantially increases the risk of inefficient public spending.

Author: Karol Kempa and Ulf Moslener
Release date: 03.2016
Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

Renewable Energy Investments: Major Milestones Reached, New World Record Set

Editor: Angus McCrone (Lead Author, Chief Editor) Ulf Moslener (Lead Editor) Francoise d’Estais Eric Usher Christine Grüning
Release date: 03.2016
Feasibility Assessment: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Finance Innovation Facility

This report focuses on investigating the SLCP mitigation technologies offering the highest mitigation potential of the three major SLCPs: black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane, and each of the sectors identified by the CCAC sector initiatives.

Author: FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre
Release date: 02.2016
Taxing Externalities under Financing Constraints

We consider a production economy with externalities, which can be reduced by additional firm-level expenditures. This requires firms to raise outside financing, leading to deadweight loss due to a standard agency problem vis-á-vis investors.

Author: Florian Hoffmann, Roman Inderst, Ulf Moslener
Release date: 02.2016
Exploration Risk for Geothermal Power Investments - Approaches across the globe

Generating electric power based on geothermal energy is attractive (i) because of the low CO2 emissions and (ii) because electricity can be produced constantly, independent of the availability of wind or sunlight.

Author: Allegra Seipp, Christine Grüning, Ulf Moslener
Release date: 02.2016
MEbA Microcredit Brochures Peru and Colombia

Brochure Colombia 2015: “Microcredits to reduce the vulnerability of small farmers against climate risks - the perspective of the Colombian Andes”

Release date: 09.2015
Microfinance for Ecosystem based - Project factsheet

The Microfinance for Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (MEbA) project increases the resilience of vulnerable rural population in the Northern Andes of Peru and Colombia in the face of changing climate by means of financial products and services.

Release date: 09.2015
Crowdfunding - A Significant Contribution to Financial System Development in Developing Countries?

This paper aims at answering the question whether crowdfunding represents an instrument that can make a significant contribution to financial development and inclusion in developing countries from a financial system perspective.

Author: Adalbert Winkler and Ulf Moslener
Release date: 08.2015
Newsletter - Volume 8

Access to clean energy solutions and information related to climate change is increasingly important, judging from the impact that it already has on the livelihoods of populations world-wide.

Author: FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre
Release date: 06.2015
Renewable Energy in Hybrid Mini-Grids and Isolated Grids: Economic Benefits and Business Cases

This analysis compares diesel plants to a ‘100-percent-peak PV penetration’ hybrid tech­no­logy, with which existing diesel generators can be switched off during peak availability of solar radiation.

Author: Hirak Al-Hammad, Torsten Becker, Andrea Bode, Srishti Gupta and Silvia Kreibiehl
Release date: 05.2015