The shipping sector emits 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, representing about 2.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But change is on the horizon. This new industry brief highlights the progress towards the creation of a more sustainable shipping industry. It chronicles the recent regulatory changes and commitments on the part of […]
This paper offers insights into the unique social challenges and opportunities for wind and solar developers. It distills lessons from the experiences of wind and solar companies in securing and maintaining social license to operate by ensuring that local communities share in the benefit from their projects.
Local Shares: An In-depth Examination of the Opportunities and Risks for Local Communities Seeking to Invest in Nepal’s Hydropower Projects
Nepal is leading the way in benefit sharing with its Local Shares phenomenon that sees up to 10% of shares in hydropower developments set aside for purchase by people in affected communities. Local Shares have proven very popular, raising millions in equity for developers and creating local ownership and public support for hydropower projects. However, […]
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working with the mining industry, government officials, herders and civil society in the Gobi region to improve the technical understanding of water,
open paths to dialogue and promote collaborative decision-making on water management.
In 2013, the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) was contracted by IFC to implement a baseline survey […]
The economic development in Mongolia puts a strain on the water resources in areas where demand of water requires large water supplies. Hence, in some cases, water is not only a limiting factor for economic growth and development, but also an opportunity. The focus of this analysis lies on the coal mining regions Tavan Tolgoi […]