News & Analysis


2 November 2022

A window of opportunity: five ways IFIs can support the transition to green steel in emerging and developing economies

Written by Aaron Maltais, Linus Linde, Felipe Sanchez, Gökce Mete

International finance institutions can play an important role in kick-starting the transition to green steel, especially in emerging and developing regions.

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3 June 2022

Towards a sustainable global construction and buildings value chain

Written by Linus Linde, Astrid Nilsson Lewis, Felipe Sanchez

In this brief, we identify the challenges an opportunities for sustainability interventions in the construction sector value chains and present policy recommendations to address them.

Building materials Cement Policy Steel
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18 May 2022

Steel and cement can drive the decade of action on climate change. This is how

Written by Rana Ghoneim, Gökce Mete, Anthony Hobley

COP26 commitments must now be turned into concrete actions – a complex but urgent task.

Building materials Cement Steel
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11 April 2022

LeadIT Dialogue: Preventing the Risks of Carbon Leakage

Written by Astrid Nilsson, Felipe Sanchez, Gökce Mete

This brief summarises LeadIT's cross-sectoral policy dialogue on carbon leakage prevention measures and their impact on industry transition globally.

Building materials Cement Climate Politics Finance Policy Steel
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4 November 2021

Compliance and Programme Evaluation for Green Public Procurement

Written by Ali Hasanbeigi, Dinah Shi

In this brief, we give recommendations for the compliance and evaluation of Green Public Procurement programmes. This is the third and final brief in a series of white papers jointly produced by LeadIT, IDDI, UNIDO and the CEM.

Building materials Cement Finance Policy Steel
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3 November 2021

From ‘Hard-to-Abate’ to Net-Zero: Policy Priorities for Decarbonizing Steel by 2050

Written by Marion Davis, Gökce Mete, Margaret Hansbrough

Based on three major new studies on the topic of steel decarbonization, this brief explores how the steel sector could achieve net zero by 2050.

Building materials Policy Steel
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