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Inquiry Publications

  • Africa Briefing

    Date: 31-Mar-2015

    While Africa’s financial system has developed rapidly, it can often seem disconnected from the continent’s financing needs for sustainable development. This report, which was developed by the Inquiry for the 2015 Conference of Ministers of the Economy and Finance in Addis Ababa, draws on international experience from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa and

  • Kenya Country Report

    Date: 04-Nov-2015

    This report, led by the International Finance Corporation and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, aims to promote inclusive green investment in Kenya. It focuses on policy, structural, and investment innovations across the economy and financial sector that would increase capital flows that support sustainable development. It looks at the main

  • China Report

    Date: 06-Oct-2015

    The Inquiry collaborated in an 18-month project, Greening China’s Financial System, carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Finance Research Institute (FRI), Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council. The aim was to develop specific proposals for greening China’s financial system, based on an analysis of current practice in China

  • National Sustainable Finance Roadmap of Mongolia

    Date: 10-Dec-2018

    This document reviews the current state of sustainable finance in Mongolia. It provides an overview of existing market principles, policies and regulations, estimated investment needs, incentive mechanisms, and barriers to scale up sustainable finance. It also proposes a strategic roadmap for Mongolia to overcome the identified barriers to move to a sustainable financial system. The

  • Financing Sustainable Development

    Date: 16-Sep-2016

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement represent the most ambitious multilateral goals ever set. These goals require an unprecedented mobilization of both public and private finance – some US$90 trillion over the next 15 years. Momentum is also growing to align at a more fundamental level the financial system with sustainable development. Despite this positive momentum,

  • Establishing China’s Green Financial System: Progress Report

    Date: 16-Nov-2017

    The report finds that China – which put green finance on the G20 agenda during its 2016 presidency – is following through on its political commitment to boost the financing required to do this. The report looks particularly at progress since the State Council in August 2016 approved a set of recommendations for action on

  • Nigerian Sustainable Finance Roadmap

    Date: 13-Dec-2018

    This report lays out the ways in which Nigeria can unlock the investment needed to move onto a more sustainable growth trajectory that will benefit its people, its environment and the economy. It provides an analysis of sustainable finance opportunities in Nigeria out to 2030, assesses the characteristics of these opportunities, and estimates current sustainable

  • China Green Finance Task Force Report

    Date: 01-Apr-2015

    In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial

  • Shifting Gears

    Date: 21-Mar-2019

    This report, published by the Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) Network, measures for the first time the contribution of financial centres to sustainable development and the ongoing low-carbon transition. It also identifies key challenges facing this growing sector. ​In 2018, supported by EU EIT Climate-KIC the FC4S Network established an Assessment Programme to track the

  • Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure

    Date: 28-Nov-2018

    Infrastructure worldwide has suffered from chronic under-investment for decades and currently makes up more than 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. A deep transformation of existing infrastructure systems is needed for both climate and development, one that includes systemic conceptual and behavioural changes in the ways in which we manage and govern our societies and economies.

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