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Estimating the Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

International Monetary Fund  
Policy Initiative: Other
26. May 2016

In February 2016, twelve Pacific Rim countries signed the agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the largest and most comprehensive trade deals in history. While there are several estimates of the likely effects of the TPP, there is no systematic study on the effects on all Latin American countries. We present the results from applying a multi-sector model with perfect competition presented by Costinot and Rodriguez-Clare (2014). The exercise, based on input-output data for 189 countries and…

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State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Blue Economy Report

Green Growth Knowledge Platform  
Policy Initiative: Other
20. May 2016

Recently, many stakeholders are calling for the development of a “blue economy”—an integrated approach to sustainable development that builds on the understanding that the world’s oceans not only account for more than 70 per cent of the planet’s surface area, but also form the foundation of global economic sustainability. An estimated 80 per cent of all seafood is produced in developing countries, with more than 90 per cent of fishers and fish farmers being located in Africa and Asia. The…

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Roadmap for China: Using Green Securitisation, Tax Incentives and Credit Enhancements to Scale Green Bonds

International Institute for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Energy Policy
20. May 2016

Rapid growth in China’s green bond issuance and investment is essential for green bonds to make a material contribution to meeting China’s environmental investment and climate finance needs. This paper provides specific actions for China’s policy-makers to put in place instruments and incentives for green bonds, with a particular focus on how to grow a green securitisation market in China that can access international capital. Specific actions for China draw on domestic and international experience. This is the third in…

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Infrastructure skills: Knowledge, tools, and training to increase opportunity

Brookings  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
20. May 2016

This report expands on previous analyses to describe the skills needed to fill infrastructure occupations nationally. More than 14.5 million workers—or 11 percent of the entire U.S. workforce—are employed in infrastructure-related activities, many of which operate different physical assets and extend far beyond construction projects. In turn, a wide variety of knowledge, tools and technologies, and education and training is often required in these occupations. Ultimately, since millions of workers in infrastructure occupations earn competitive wages and need to be…

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Public spending on climate change in Africa: Experiences from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
20. May 2016

Public spending on climate change in Africa describes the extent to which public expenditure responds to national climate change policy and the institutional demands required to implement such policy. The four countries of the study – Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda – provide insights into the early mobilisation of climate change finance, as each country attempts to address the new challenges that climate change is bringing about. The report is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the concept…

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Aligning Sustainability Reporting Between the Public and Private Sectors

International Institute for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Other
20. May 2016

Here’s the good news: sustainability reporting is now widespread in both the public and private sectors. Stakeholders currently have more information on the economic, environmental, and social performance of governments, public agencies, and corporations than ever before. IISD | Aligning Sustainability Reporting Between the Public and Private Sectors

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Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility

Asian Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
12. May 2016

The Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F) is a multidonor trust fund aiming to increase infrastructure development and enhance the quality of infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific. AP3F is managed by the Office of Public–Private Partnership of the Asian Development Bank, and commenced operations in January 2016. Target sectors include energy, transport, urban development, and social infrastructure. ADB | Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility

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Low Carbon Development in China and India

The Energy and Resources Institute  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
12. May 2016

The concept of low carbon development has been articulated in both China and India. In China, the National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) describes low-carbon development as the development of socio-economic system that can realize low carbon emissions. India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) highlights the co-benefit approach for low carbon activities that could in turn ensure energy security, reduced local pollution, and increased access to energy through distributed and decentralized forms of energy systems. The Government of…

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