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Addressing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Through Insurance for Overseas Investments: The example of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation

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Addressing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Through Insurance for Overseas Investments: The example of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The paper aims to illustrate the connections between government policy, investment and climate change; it looks at the role and activities of the United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in catalyzing foreign direct investment and addressing climate change.

The paper provides an overview of OPIC and its activities, mission and functions, and background information on the development of OPIC's environmental and climate change specific policies. In addition, the paper focuses on OPIC's current policies related to climate change, and aims to establish to what extent OPIC may serve as a possible model for other institutions playing similar roles in catalyzing foreign direct investment.