The Alliance maintains a growing library of resources on climate finance and sustainability risk management. Our publication library provides cross-cutting knowledge, tools, and business information to empower financial institutions to develop green finance roadmaps. 


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  • Accelerating Industrial Decarbonization in China: Key Climate Actions for Iron and Steel Companies

    June 27, 2024

    This report provides a comprehensive summary of international target-setting practices, examining their boundaries and pathways under the 1.5°C climate goal by 2050. While global practices serve to guide Chinese iron and steel companies to set climate-aligned targets, an industry-level target broken down from China’s national goals of carbon peaking by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060 will help direct companies’ level of ambition and pace of transition.

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  • Climate Adaptation Costing in a Changing World - Valuing Climate Adaptation Helps us Orient our Compass Toward Effective and Resilient Pathways

    June 26, 2024

    This report reviews evidence-based prioritization and costing approaches and illustrates their application in a series of case studies. These approaches can support policy makers in identifying bankable and effective adaptation investments, raising and allocating adequate financing, and thus ultimately facilitating more effective climate change adaptation across Europe.

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  • State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2024

    May 21, 2024

    This report provides an up-to-date overview of existing and emerging carbon pricing instruments around the world, including international, national, and subnational initiatives. It also investigates trends surrounding the development and implementation of carbon pricing instruments and some of the drivers seen over the past year. Specifically, this report covers carbon taxes, emissions trading systems (ETSs), and crediting mechanisms. Key topics covered in the 2024 report include uptake of ETSs and carbon taxes in low- and middle- income economies, sectoral coverage of ETSs and carbon taxes, and the use of crediting mechanisms as part of the policy mix.

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  • Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System

    May 06, 2024

    The global agrifood system has been largely overlooked in the fight against climate change. Yet, greenhouse gas emissions from the agrifood system are so big that they alone could cause the world to miss the goal of keeping global average temperatures from rising above 1.5 centigrade compared to preindustrial levels. The report offers the first comprehensive global strategic framework to mitigate the agrifood system’s contributions to climate change, detailing affordable and readily available measures that can cut nearly a third of the world’s planet heating emissions while ensuring global food security.

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  • Green Digital Transformation: How to Sustainably Close the Digital Divide and Harness Digital Tools for Climate Action

    March 04, 2024

    Digital technologies also have the potential to shape climate change action. Green digital transformation can help countries adapt effectively to the impacts of climate change and create greener growth pathways. This report illuminates the channels through which digital technologies intersect with climate change, and it proposes a path to low-emissions applications of digital technologies to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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  • Mapping of Digital Solutions to Support Financial Services Providers in Assessing Climate Impact on Agricultural Portfolios

    February 27, 2024

    The market of digital solutions to assess climate risk impact on agricultural portfolios of financial services providers is growing in size and coverage rapidly. This report is the result of a mapping exercise to ascertain the status quo of tools and providers on both a global and a targeted market level.

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  • IFC Green and Social Bond Impact Report - FY23

    February 27, 2024

    IFC’s annual Green and Social Bond Impact Report publishes a list of projects in emerging markets that have been funded through the proceeds of our green and social bonds. IFC's green bonds help finance sustainable, climate smart projects with positive environmental impact. 

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  • Challenges of Green Finance

    November 15, 2023

    Financial firms seeking to make more green finance available in emerging markets face an array of challenges including regulatory gaps, and poor incentives for local firms to adopt more ambitious climate goals. This IFC report looks at how to overcome obstacles and meet the needs of emerging market companies seeking access to sustainable finance.

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  • Strengthening Sustainability Series

    November 09, 2023

    The hard-to-abate industries produce materials that are essential to economic growth and development, including steel, cement, plastics, and chemicals. A dramatic reduction in these industries’ carbon footprint will be essential to achieving the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5 Celsius. This series on sustainability in industry explores the opportunities and challenges facing various sectors and look at the role that IFC and other stakeholders can play to support industry efforts to achieve more sustainable manufacturing practices and contribute to a greener planet.

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  • Building Green: Sustainable Construction in Emerging Markets

    October 25, 2023

    Construction value chains, including the construction and operation of buildings as well as production of materials such as steel and cement, account for approximately 40 percent of energy and industrial-related CO2 emissions globally. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of reducing carbon emissions from construction value chains in developing countries, as well as important recommendations on financial instruments, standards, and technologies to channel more financing into green buildings and materials.

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