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Climate Finance:  Pipelines, Landscapes and a Helicopter View

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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An Introduction to Infrastructure Project Finance

Here’s the return of one of our most-read “primers,” where Tom Murley looks at techniques for project financing.


Featured links

  • You have until February 11 to bid for a supported workshop slot at the World Bank’s Innovate4Climate event in Singapore in June. Bids should align with one of the following climate streams: finance, markets, technology, and resilience

  • UNDP is running an NDC Investment Forum as part of Africa Climate Week in Accra, March 18-19.  The forum will include the launch of Ghana’s NDC implementation plan.  Registration here

  • 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