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World Bank & IMF briefings

Read our briefing papers ahead of the World Bank Group's 2019 Spring Meetings The Big Shift Needed for Climate Justice A Just Global Economy Leave No One Behind? From Violence to Peace

No Exceptions: Why HSBC's new coal policy could fuel climate change

In order to stop climate change from hurting the world’s poor, we need to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, especially coal, from being built. Finance from banks has helped build new coal plants, when it should be going to underfunded renewable projects. This report looks at the new energy policy from HSBC. It asks why the bank has omitted Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia from its ban on coal financing, when other banks like Standard Chartered have ruled out coal financing in all countries.

Climate inequality in the Commonwealth: a call for urgent action

This report ranks the climate pledges of the 53 Commonwealth countries and shows that its richer members, including Australia, Canada and the UK, are failing to do their fair share to prevent climate change, while poorer nations are working much harder. Our analysis exposes the climate inequality at the heart of the Commonwealth.  

Virtuous Circle: scaling up investment in low carbon energy

This report demonstrates that the time for rapid deployment of renewable energy technologies is now. It shows that governments, policy makers and investors should realise that clean energy and clean energy investments are reliable, cost effective and scalable, and a solution for delivering clean and sustainable energy for all.

PPA Learning Paper - The Receiving End of Exit

This paper tells the story from partners and country offices that have lived through exit and transition. It provides rich insights into how stakeholders in country handle the process, and lists their recommendations to INGOs and donors on phasing out.

Financing our future infographics

Infographics for financing our future  

Taken by storm: responding to the impacts of climate change

This report shows the devastating ways climate change is affecting people around the world and forcing communities to change their ways of life.  

Financing our future: using development finance for zero-carbon future

Argues that UK Government and multilateral development banks should play role in transition to equitable zero-carbon energy systems in global South.

Renewable Energy to Reduce Poverty. Toolkit 4: Planning decentralised renewable energy projects

This toolkit is to enable Christian Aid programme and partner staff to design and plan better decentralised renewable energy projects.

Dashed hopes: continuation of the Gaza blockade

The report calls for renewed international action to ensure an immediate, unconditional and complete lifting of the blockade. 

Time for climate justice 3 - insurance and climate change adaptation

Disaster insurance has limited ability to support responses to climate change. Priority should be given to community-based disaster risk reduction.