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NDCs and the pathway to 2050: Are the development banks on track?
A new report from E3G looks at the performance of the main development banks in support of both short and long-term climate finance needs.
Resources, environment and aid administration changes are among the first products of the President-for-Life era.
Solar – still the ‘beating heart’ of the energy transition …
… But which models are winning out and is the technology running ahead of traditional social, policy and financial structures?
“DFIs don’t need more money,” but they’re “starving for places to invest it”
A leading DFI executive reflects on the real blockages to investment
Is the wave breaking on ‘unsustainable investment’?
Has multi-directional advocacy created an unstoppable momentum against investments that take no account of climate and social impacts?
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Further Reads: The Development Banks and Climate Funds in NDCi.global
Given their key role in supporting the blended finance structures that will be critical for Paris implementation, NDCi.global has devoted quite a lot of coverage to the development banks and the climate funds. In support of Dr Wright’s piece this week, we provide a quick digest for possible further reading.
Interesting pilot schemes in Morocco and California testing the way that ‘water conservation credits‘ can reduce water consumption by creating a market in water that values more than simply the amount consumed. There’s a lower limit for credits to be earned, to prevent the poor going below a ‘lifeline’ level
Canada is launching a C$2 billion “Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund” that will invest over 10 years in projects that help communities better withstand natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, seismic events and droughts.
States in Australia are stepping in to fill the gaps caused by decades-long national political disputes over climate policy and carbon pricing, but investment in renewables is still suffering, says Environmental Finance ($$)
A roundtable in London on resiliency heard that the UK government is “increasingly investing in forecast-based financing, which involves releasing assistance to communities according to pre-agreed triggers – such as weather predictions – rather than waiting for torrential rains or dry spells to cause havoc”