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GSMA Lists Barriers to Mobile Money Adoption in Emerging Markets

The Guardian  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Digital Economy
6. September 2019

With more than 866 million registered mobile money accounts globally and USD 1.3 billion processed daily, mobile money serves as a critical infrastructure for start-ups looking to increase digital payment adoption among their customers in emerging markets, yet they face challenges of adoption, according to the latest report from the General System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA), the global body that represents the interests of mobile operators world-wide. The Guardian | GSMA Lists Barriers to Mobile Money Adoption in Emerging…

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Blockchain Technologies as a Digital Enabler for Sustainable Infrastructure

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
6. September 2019

Embracing new technologies that could enable drastic reductions in GHG emissions will be key to delivering low-emissions pathways for growth, but it is not always obvious what the big breakthroughs will look like. This report looks at how blockchain technology can be applied to support sustainable infrastructure investment that is aligned with climate change objectives. It focuses on three key points: the financing of infrastructure initiatives, the creation of visibility and alignment of climate action, and the provisioning of awareness…

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Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

International Institute for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
6. September 2019

The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), if revised, could have a particularly important role to play, given the importance of the energy sector in relation to both contributing to global warming and providing climate change solutions. Unlike most other investment treaties and chapters in trade agreements covering all sectors and measures indiscriminately, the ECT covers only activities in the energy sector. It covers a large range of activities relating to oil, gas, and coal, as well as wind and solar power…

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Wastewater? From Waste to Resource in a Circular Economy Context: Latin America and the Caribbean Region

World Bank Group  
Policy Initiative: Circular Economy
6. September 2019

The World Bank, with contributions from the CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, is promoting a paradigm shift, moving away from considering wastewater as a waste and recognising its inherent value. As part of this collaboration, both organisations have co-organised sessions with key stakeholders at the World Water Forum and Latinosan, to encourage the water community to move towards a circular economy model. This joint note summarises the main findings of this collaborative work. World Bank Group | Wastewater?…

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Cleantech Innovation Is Being Stifled. Here’s How to Unlock It

 
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
30. August 2019

An overwhelming majority of climate scientists are calling for immediate action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But progress is way too slow, considering the short time that remains to avoid catastrophic consequences of anthropogenic climate change. One reason is that infrastructure in industrialised and emerging economies is caught in a structural carbon lock-in. Cleantech development efforts to decarbonise human activities are behind schedule in nearly all major segments. World Economic Forum | Cleantech Innovation Is Being Stifled. Here's…

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Mobilisation of Private Finance by Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions 2018

 
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
30. August 2019

The report measures private investment in development projects structured and supported by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). These investments support global sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, fighting poverty and inequality, mitigating the effects of climate change, or achieving other development impacts. In 2018, in low- and middle-income countries, MDBs and DFIs reported over  USD 69 billion in total private mobilisation, a significant increase over the USD 53 billion reported in 2017. The…

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Unaffordable and Undrinkable: Rethinking Urban Water Access in the Global South

World Resource Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
30. August 2019

Equitable access to safe, reliable, and affordable water is fundamental to the quality of human life and the future of urban living. In the absence of a safely managed and reliable public piped water service, residents in struggling and emerging cities purchase water from private sources or obtain it directly from natural sources. Nearly one-tenth of global disease can be prevented by improved water, sanitation, and hygiene. These improvements are linked to reduced diarrheal disease, the second principal cause of…

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Green-Gray Assessment: How to Assess the Costs and Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Water Supply Systems

World Resources Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
30. August 2019

There is a clear need for guidance on how to identify and value green infrastructure solutions and incorporate them into water suppliers’ decision-making and management processes. This paper, and complementary financial analyses conducted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Latin America, aim to address this need through practical guidance on how to apply WRI’s Green-Gray Assessment. World Resources Institute | Green-Gray Assessment: How to Assess the Costs and Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Water Supply Systems

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