101 for Policymakers


101 sustainable finance policies for 1.5°C

A guide to capturing sustainable finance opportunities and meeting 1.5°C

Policymakers must grasp the opportunities inherent in the transition to net zero 

A rapid green transition will result in trillions of savings according to the latest modelling. Transition will be economically beneficial without even accounting for the avoided costs of climate damages or other climate policy co-benefits.

The transition can enable energy sovereignty, economic diversification and job creation. Appetite for sustainable investment is very high. By aligning development plans and investments with green, global policymakers can harness the momentum this appetite and leverage private capital flows to fund infrastructure and development. 



Policymakers can direct capital to meet sustainable development needs and deliver the most urgent mitigation and adaptation projects 

Coordinated sustainable finance policy frameworks should be embedded in the wider development context. The starting point for these policies is robust national and sectoral emissions budgets, aligned with the 1.5°C global carbon budget. Decarbonisation can then be embedded within national development strategies. 

Collaborative action is key, to provide investment clarity and prevent inefficiencies. Global policymakers, including governments, central banks, regulators and DFIs can initiate policies to direct the flow of finance towards climate action.

The sustainable finance policy framework to access and direct capital flows to deliver sustainable development and the net-zero transition can be divided into three core pillars: