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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Green City Bonds Coalition
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Democracy & Governance
Municipal bonds are one financing tool well suited to close the U.S. infrastructure investment gap. The U.S. municipal bond market has funded large-scale, long-term capital-intensive projects in states and cities, as well as their operational expenses, since the beginning of the 1900s....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Re:Focus Partners
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Democracy & Governance
This paper offers a new approach for systematically linking catastrophe bonds and conventional project finance to support large-scale resilience projects. The following sections describe the RE.bound Program framework for catastrophe modeling, bond structuring, and bond sponsorship;...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Capital Markets Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance
Key findings are that green bonds are more profitable, less risky, and preferred by investors, that can create a substantial financial stimulus, and importantly provide the needed estimated near term $2 trillion reducing about 18 gigatons of carbon pollution preventing dangerous climate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces
State and local governments primarily issue bonds to pay for long term capital projects and longstanding infrastructure. This report provides an overview of tax-exempt bonds and other financing used by state and local governments and public entities. In particular, this report discusses...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Re:Focus Partners
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Often the most cost-effective solutions to disaster risk are the ones available to communities prior to a disaster to protect against a loss occurring in the first place. Yet cities around the world are struggling to fund even basic infrastructure projects, let alone more complex...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Re:Focus Partners
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Governments are typically “insurers of last resort.” When disaster strikes, vulnerable communities turn to government agencies for support and recovery assistance. More recently, as the frequency and severity of different types of disasters have grown, the gap between insured losses...

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