The UN Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual global climate summit, during which action for climate policy is negotiated. This year's COP 24 takes place in Katowice, Poland from the December 3rd - 14th.
There are sweeping changes underway in production due to automation and digitalization, particularly in Indonesia. What policy changes should governments, the World Bank, and the IMF enact in order to ensure the creation of decent work for growing labor forces?
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An independent website that provides information and data on the growing number of multilateral climate finance initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.
This article explores how growth of the finance sector can overtake growth in the "real" economy, including manufacturing or trade, and depress wages as returns to capital are protected or increased. In developing and emerging countries, financialisation deepens the vulnerability of local financial systems when they are subject to the volatility of global capital markets and the interest rate decisions of large countries, particularly the US. Without proper controls, financialization can redirect the development process towards securing the profits of private companies and private finance.
How are private investors financing infrastructure — especially certain institutional investors, such as pension and insurance funds, which hold over $100 trillion? And can these investors can help achieve public goods, such as low or no carbon economies? An introduction to understanding global infrastructure projects.
A growing group of Democratic candidates, fed up with special interests in politics, is declaring open season on corporate Political Action Committees. But getting corporate dollars out of elections will be more complicated than that.
The Investment Plan for Europe, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa, and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative all seek to promote infrastructure investment - but involve significant risks regarding environmental sustainability, social impacts, and unfavorable technological lock-ins for the next decades.