Business/Development

Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future
World Bank, 2015. “Stabilizing climate change entails reducing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. This report outlines three principles to guide countries in their efforts to create a zero-carbon future: (a) planning ahead with an eye on the end goal; (b) going beyond carbon pricing with a policy package that triggers changes in investment patterns, technology, and behaviors; and (c) protecting poor people and avoiding concentrated losses. Although countries at different levels of income and with different endowments will adopt different strategies, all have a role to play.”

International Finance Corporation > Climate Business > Resources
e.g., – IFC Climate Implementation Plan (2016)
Mercer Insights: Investing in a Time of Climate Change (2015)
(Also view Overview on mercer.ca)

USDA report shows impact of US biobased economy
By Erin Voegele in Biomass Magazine, March 26, 2018 ““BIO calculates that the global economic value of the biobased economy—including industrial biotechnology, renewable chemicals and polymers, biofuels, enzymes and biobased materials—is $355.28 billion,” he continued. “Looking at the new USDA Indicators report and other sources, we estimate that the United States generates 58 percent of the global value of biobased manufacturing, or more than $205 billion. And that economic activity supports employment for 1.66 million U.S. workers.”
View the USDA Report: Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy (March, 2018)