Reports & Publications

This online library collects selected publications covering the full range of climate issues: emissions & mitigation, impacts and adaptation, negotiations and policies, energy, economy and carbon pricing, society and media.

Synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency

Energy-related emissions represent two-thirds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Immediate action is needed to start putting the world on a path to net-zero emissions, as per the Paris Agreement. Renewable energy and energy efficiency will work in synergy to drive global energy decarbonisation. When pursued together, they result in higher shares of renewable energy, a read more…

Renewables Information 2017

Renewables Information provides a comprehensive review of historical and current market trends in OECD countries, including 2016 provisional data. It provides an overview of the development of renewables and waste in the world over the 1990 to 2015 period. A greater focus is given to the OECD countries with a review of electricity generation and read more…

Understanding the interactions between emissions trading systems and renewable energy standards

The full title of this World Bank Policy Research Working Paper reads “Understanding the Interactions between Emissions Trading Systems and Renewable Energy Standards Using a Multi-Regional CGE Model of China”. The paper was authored by Ying Fan, Jie Wu, Govinda Timilsina and Yan Xia. Many countries have introduced policy measures, such as carbon pricing, greenhouse read more…

Stranded Assets and Renewables

Assets like power plants can become “stranded” by unanticipated or premature write-downs, devaluation or conversion to liabilities. This will happen to some degree in the transition to a low-carbon economy. However, delaying action to address climate change would result in significantly more severe asset stranding, according to this analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency read more…

Financing Europe’s low carbon, climate resilient future

The orderly transition to the low carbon, climate-resilient economy that Europe is aiming for is also an investment challenge that depends on a substantial redirection of finance flows towards more sustainable investments. Meeting this challenge and harvesting the associated opportunities requires an improved knowledge base in terms of clear investment information at EU and national read more…

Carbon Majors Report 2017

The Carbon Majors Database stores greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data on the largest company-related sources of all time. CDP’s Carbon Majors Report 2017 is the first in an ongoing series of publications aimed at using this Database – the most comprehensive available – to highlight the role that corporations can play in driving the global read more…

Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017

The global long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO) forecasts passenger EV adoption out to 2040 and the impact that electrification will have on automotive and power markets, as well as on fossil fuel displacement and demand for key materials. The EVO 2017 report updates the assessment of future lithium-ion battery prices and how this will affect read more…