The Role of DFIs In Facilitating A Private Sector Green Recovery

In a thought-provoking discussion organized for the 3’rd Annual PSDRN Conference and facilitated by Nancy Lee, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, panellists discuss their respective organizations’ efforts and ideas for tackling common issues faced by development finance institutions (DFI) as they attempt to sustainably deploy capital to enact the green recovery.…

On Climate Adaptation post COP26, From Debate & Discussion to Execution & Implementation

Following the 2021 COP26 summit (formally known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference) in Glasgow, there are a few pressing questions around challenges and knowledge gaps that may impact implementation of the agreed-upon measures – how do we encourage private investment by better aligning efforts of public institutions with needs of the private sector?…

What don’t we know? Directions for Research on Private Enterprises and the Green Recovery

Private enterprises are poised to play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Not only does climate financing provide a means for realizing lucrative returns on private capital, but it is also in the best interest of private enterprises to adopt new technologies and reform their operating models and supply chains to mitigate…

Achieving India’s net-zero target: a distant dream or a certain eventuality?

The road to net-zero for India is strewn with challenges, the greatest of them all being reviving the country’s ailing electricity distribution companies. Climate action: where things stand now One of the most important and seminal events of this year is inarguably the Conference of Parties, better known as COP26, currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland.…

Business Schools for Climate Leadership

Uniting to Help Shape Climate Leadership Scientific evidence shows that climate change is unequivocally caused by human activity and its effects are noticeable across the world. Addressing this emergency will require radical changes in our use of land and ecosystems, energy systems, urban infrastructure, and industrial systems. Solutions and systems change demand creativity, commitment, and…

The political economy of climate change negotiations

What factors affect countries’ commitment to mitigating climate change? Climate change agreements are negotiated by countries at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), but countries differ greatly on who should bear the cost of mitigation initiatives: the greater the costs, the stronger the opposition from the country. These differences are particularly marked…