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Climate Finance: Pipelines, Landscapes and a Helicopter View

As COP 24 gets under way, a flurry of reports have been published on the state of climate and green finance

We can do the science, so why not the finance?

We can do the science, so why not the finance?

The IPCC report sets out clear pathways to 1.5 degrees. But how do we turn these into financing strategies?

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When adaptation is no longer the answer …

When adaptation is no longer the answer …

In many places, relocation of communities away from coastal areas has already begun

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Paris Finance: Building Capacity but not Community?

Paris Finance: Building Capacity but not Community?

Much is being tried to build capacity to implement the Paris agreement in individual developing countries, but we are doing almost nothing to build the professional community that’s needed globally. Trust is one of the casualties

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A New Job Spec for the Next GCF Head?

A New Job Spec for the Next GCF Head?

If you should never waste a good crisis, now is surely the time to make some changes at the GCF

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Green bonds: a different take on ‘additionality’

As the green bond market grows, the discussion around ‘additionality’ has increased in importance. However, we must keep a longer term view in mind when discussing the topic, argues Jacob Michaelsen.


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  • Multilateral financial institutions (MFIs) need to change the way they interact with major institutional investors in order to attract their substantial capital into climate-related projects.  Eco-business reports a call for a new Global Climate Finance Facility that would be controlled by such investors with MFIs providing risk sharing and technical skills support to help investors understand the risks involved

  • Environmental Finance ($$) reports a new paper by White & Case and S&P Global ratings agency for the G20,  which says that securitised bank loans could play a major part in financing Paris agreement infrastructure, with the capacity to inject $100 trillion over 15 years into instruments that could then be refinanced by institutional investors

  • Reaction to COP24 seems to be a mixture of relief that some kind of rulebook was delivered and disappointment that it’s not one that promotes ambition. The chief short-term loser seems to have been carbon markets, where discussion on matters such as double-counting carbon credits were pushed back to next year, causing IETA to say that the COP had “failed to deliver on a mandate for carbon market co-operation”

  • Following sustained pressure from Greenpeace and others, Wilmar, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is to use satellites to monitor deforestation by its suppliers. In the same story, Eco-Business says that Norway is to ban palm oil imports for biofuels