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Empowering key development finance institutions in Asia to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy sector

The report outlines Asia's challenges to decarbonising energy while driving economic development. It suggests there is significant room for improvement among regional banks and to achieve their commitments to the Paris Agreement, firms need to implement more stringent sustainable finance policies.

Measuring what matters: Australia's first well-being framework

20 July 2023
Measuring What Matters is Australia's first wellbeing framework, published in July 2023 by the Commonwealth of Australia. It seeks to deepen our understanding of how Australians are faring beyond traditional economic indicators. The framework includes 50 wellbeing indicators under the themes of healthy, secure, sustainable, cohesive, and prosperous societies.

System of environmental-economic accounting 2012: Central framework

This is a statistical framework consisting of a comprehensive set of tables and accounts, which guides the compilation of consistent and comparable statistics and indicators for policymaking, analysis and research. It provides a general introduction to combined physical and monetary presentations and a structure for presenting comparative data across a range of variables.

FERC's failure to analyze energy market forces: Risks to ratepayers, landowners and the overall economy

This report shows the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is failing to analyse vital energy market forces that should underpin assessment of new interstate gas pipelines. The research shows FERC’s decisions regarding these pipelines can impose unjustified costs on captive customers in the form of expensive and long-term contracts, and harm landowners and the wider economy.

Seriously stressed and stranded: The burden of non-performing assets in India's thermal power sector

India's thermal power sector holds $40-60bn of non-performing or stranded assets, taking away capital from critical sustainable investment. Low-cost renewable energy and a reliance on coal-fired generation is creating difficulties for the banking sector. The economics of low-cost renewables will bring significant financial implications for the country's thermal power reliance.

Central banking and supervision in the biosphere: An agenda for action on biodiversity loss, financial risk and system stability

This report explores the role central banks and financial regulators can play to mitigate biodiversity loss risks. The report establishes that biodiversity loss poses a financial risk to the economy and makes recommendations for action.

We know our lives are in danger: Environment of fear in South Africa's mining-affected communities

This report highlights how mining has affected South African communities and examines the legal framework and community engagement procedures relating to mining activity. It discusses the impacts of mining on communities in terms of health, environment, livelihoods and social cohesion, as well as the high levels of violence in these communities.

Asset-level data and the energy transition: Findings from ET risk work package 2

10 April 2018
The authors of this report synthesised asset-level data across six major carbon-emitting industries for the Energy Transition Risk Project. The report demonstrated the potential capabilities of asset-level data and the expanding portfolio of analytical building blocks available for Energy Transition risk assessment.

OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2011 Edition) provide recommendations for responsible corporate behaviour. Topics include disclosure of reliable and accurate information, employment practices, and consumer interests. The Guidelines also suggest procedures for addressing stakeholder concerns when there are conflictual issues.

Climate emergency – tipping the odds in our favour: A climate-change policy briefing for COP27

This paper is a policy briefing for COP27 which presents potential solutions for stabilizing the climate, assessing the level of risk inherent in the current approach to climate change, and explores how society can accelerate climate action. It uses a risk-management approach to assess how climate change is being managed.
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