GGKP Knowledge Update | UNEP’s Circularity Platform, ILO’s SME Sustainability Performance Measurement Toolkit, 2019 Green Bond European Investor Survey

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December 2019


GGKP and UNEP Launch Green Finance Measures Database at COP25


The GGKP and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System launched the Green Finance Measures Database – a library of policy and regulatory measures across 60 developed and developing countries that support the development of green finance – on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid.

“This type of analysis can help public authorities learn from others’ experiences, raise ambition and strengthen understanding of how their actions are leading to positive changes,” said UNEP’s Jeremy McDaniels, who developed the database alongside Green Finance Platform Manager Camille Andre.


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Call For Proposals on Mineral Resource Governance


The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) adopted a resolution on mineral resource governance, recognizing the important contribution of mining towards the achievement of the SDGs, and the dependence of low-carbon clean technologies on metals and minerals. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is looking for a technical institution partner to support its work towards implementing this resolution, and is calling for applications from research institutes, universities, non-government organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.



Applications should be submitted by 31 December 2019.



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New Research
Aligning Development Cooperation and Climate Action


The OECD has released the report “Aligning Development Co-operation and Climate Action: The Only Way Forward”.  The report outlines how development co-operation providers can make changes at home, in developing countries and in the international development co-operation system, to help create low-emissions, climate-resilient economies, and how they can avoid supporting activities that lock the world into an unsustainable future.


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Greener Freight Transport and Logistics Procurement


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  has released a set of Smart Freight Procurement Guidelines that aim to enable organizations to reduce emissions and air pollutants through their freight transport and logistics procurement. These guidelines complement the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) Framework for logistics emissions calculation and reporting, as part of Smart Freight Centre’s broader effort to help companies on their journey to zero-emissions freight.


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Green Bond European Investor Survey 2019 


The Climate Bonds Initiative has released the Green Bond European Investor Survey 2019, the first in a planned series of investor surveys. Forty-eight of the largest Europe-based investment managers participated, representing a total of €13.7 trillion in assets under management. Since investment decisions are complex and depend on many factors, the survey attempted to isolate the factors that pertain to the green bond market. The survey finds that investors are looking for green transition opportunities. They want deals with high-climate impact and highly value green credentials and transparency. It also finds that policy is a key driver to investment, and that there is a widespread lack of supply.


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A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Green Buildings in Emerging Markets


The IFC has released the report, “Green Buildings: A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets”. It provides a blueprint of the replicable and scalable solutions available to different market players to mainstream private investment in formal, new green buildings construction in emerging markets. It showcases current best practices by the players with the most influence to accelerate and amplify the green buildings market: financiers, policymakers, building owners, and developers across developed and emerging economies.


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