Tags: incentives (18 bookmarks)

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  1. Article on cost-benefit implications of protecting electricity infrastructure pre-disaster vs. post disaster reconstruction.
  2. Review of US Internal Revenue Code tax relief provisions that apply to taxpayers affected by natural hazards.
  3. Article outlining innovative measures to engage youth and investors in reconstruction and recovery efforts in Japan.
  4. Paper proposing the design of a 'Bretton Woods Climate Institution'.
  5. Article discussing the growing private sector interest in microfinance and recent studies that question some of the common assumptions about microfinance.
  6. "This report focuses on the significant progress made by insurers to develop new products and services. It identifies 422 real-world examples from 190 insurers, reinsurers, brokers and insurance organizations from 26 countries."
  7. 'UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 160 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance.'
  8. "Comprehensive assessment ... of insurance products available for proactively meeting climate change challenges head-on" and making the case for a pro-active role for insurers to help "minimize these impacts for themselves and consumers".
  9. An article describing the innovative Community Mortgage Programme (CMP) which 'offers subsidised loans for housing development and has allowed low-income families to legalise and upgrade informal housing.'
  10. Information from the Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue regarding tax exemptions on properties transfered under the Community Mortgage Program

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