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Communities in Transition 

for Queensland Communities

Nuts, cattle grazing & dragging sample nets - CSIRO - Science Image - 3137, 10444  & 1948

Old sheep dip - Quest Media

Funding Opportunities:

How to invest in the low-carbon economy an institutional investors’ guide,  UNEP


This guide highlights the investment strategies available to investors in their efforts to align their investment portfolios with a lower carbon, more climate-resilient economy. It is designed for investors that have developed (or are in the process of building) their climate-related policies and processes, and are moving to implement them (particularly, the implications for investment allocations). The guide focuses on three main areas for investor action: 1. Low-carbon, climate-aligned investment opportunities 2. Integrating climate-related risks and opportunities into investment processes 3. Phasing out investments in thermal coal

The multiple roles of state investment banks in low-carbon energy finance: An analysis of Australia, the UK and Germany, 2018, Anna Geddesa, Tobias S. Schmidt & Bjarne Steffen, Energy Policy 115, 158–170

Based on 52 interviews, this paper presents empirical evidence on the role of three State Investment Banks in addressing the barriers to financing low-carbon energy projects; the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) in Australia, the Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) in Germany and the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in the UK.

Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility of Private Finance Institutions in the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: Case Studies in Australia and Indonesia , 2014, Hanna L. Yolanda Tobing, The University of NSW (Thesis)

This thesis explores the current practices of banks in mitigating risks, anticipating opportunities and contributing solutions to the transition to a low carbon economy. It also examines both enablers and barriers in integrating sustainability into the business decision making process and corporate culture.

Low carbon urban infrastructure investment in Asian cities, 2016, Jupesta, J. & Wakiyama, T. (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, London (Book) 

This book explores a new funding mechanism which demands the engagement of many stakeholders, including public-private partnerships. This book offers guidance on how cities in selected countries can play a key role in the green growth agenda, by stimulating growth through smart investment in urban infrastructure such as through building a physical infrastructure, offering financial and tax incentives, and heightening society’s awareness of a sustainable lifestyle. 


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