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OECD Progress Update on Approaches to Mobilising Institutional Investment for Sustainable Infrastructure

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
7. December 2018

The large need for investments in sustainable infrastructure will require investments from the private sector, including institutional investors. This working paper contributes to scaling up investments by analysing public project-level interventions for projects involving institutional investors. It presents findings from an updated database on institutional investments in environmentally sustainable infrastructure with project-level intervention by the public sector. OECD | OECD Progress Update on Approaches to Mobilising Institutional Investment for Sustainable Infrastructure

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Climate-resilient Infrastructure

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
7. December 2018

A co-ordinated policy response is needed to ensure that new and existing infrastructure networks are resilient to climate change. This Policy Paper outlines a framework for achieving this based on the experiences in OECD and G20 countries. It shows how governments and businesses can collaborate to mobilise investment for climate-resilient infrastructure. OECD | Climate-resilient Infrastructure

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OECD, UN Environment and World Bank call for a radical shift in financing for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future

UN Environment  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
30. November 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN Environment and World Bank Group called on leaders of G20 countries to do more to enable a radical shift of investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure as a way to limit the impact of climate change. Delivering a new report, Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure, to the G20 at its Summit in Buenos Aires, the three International Organisations said governments need to adopt a more transformative agenda on low-carbon, climate-resilient investments if…

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Circular economy indicators: what do they measure?

UN Environment  
Policy Initiative: Circular Economy
30. November 2018

The heat map analysis presented in this blog is part of a broader report on circular economy for Bruxelles Environnement, co-produced by UN Environment, Ecocity Builders and World Council for City Data. UN environment| Circular economy indicators: what do they measure

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Putting people first: progress & priorities in corporate respect for human rights

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
30. November 2018

2018 marks seven years since the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), establishing the first global standard on the respective roles of businesses and governments in helping to ensure that companies respect human rights in their own operations and through their business relationships. This issue brief sets out to succinctly highlight some of the key developments that have characterized the business and human rights landscape in the period since the UNGPs…

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Empowering Public-Private Collaboration in Infrastructure: National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) approach

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
30. November 2018

The Forum’s National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) project, using a model developed and tested across its various national workstreams, designed a standardized governance structure – the NIA Implementation Roadmap – intended to serve as a blueprint for policy-makers to introduce a sustainable model for public-private collaboration in infrastructure investment. Based on the NIA’s work in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and Viet Nam, the roadmap highlights a series of activities that have proven to be effective in successfully implementing national infrastructure acceleration at…

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Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century

Energy Transitions Commission  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
30. November 2018

The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century describes the technical and economic feasibility of hard-to-abate sectors to reach net-zero carbon emissions, the way to manage the transition to net-zero carbon emissions in heavy industry and heavy-duty transport and the measures policymakers, investors, businesses and consumers should follow to accelerate the change. The report outlines the measures to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2°C and keep it…

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Global Wage Report 2018/19: What lies behind gender pay gaps

International Labour Organization  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
30. November 2018

This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The 2018/19 edition analyses the gender pay gap. The report focuses on two main challenges: how to find the most useful means for measurement, and how to break down the gender pay gap in ways that best inform policy-makers and social partners of the factors that underlie it. The report also includes a review of key policy issues…

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