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‘Hot Air’ in the Paris Agreement Carbon Markets?

In the face of uncertainty over what many NDCs actually imply for GHG reductions, carbon markets based on the Paris agreement need practical solutions on double counting and additionality

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UNDP and Paris Finance: Finding Pathways to Efficiency

UNDP and Paris Finance: Finding Pathways to Efficiency

We look at how the UN’s development arm is using innovative financing structures to create partnerships between public and private finance targeting implementation of the NDCs

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Tributes Flow in for Pioneer of Green Finance

Tributes Flow in for Pioneer of Green Finance

Tessa Tennant, a pioneer of sustainable investment and co-founder of this website, has died of cancer aged 59. We look at her career and summarise the tributes

GCF in Meltdown

GCF in Meltdown

Amid extraordinary scenes, the GCF’s 20th Board meeting ends with the resignation of its Executive Director, Howard Bamsey. What and where next for the most important climate fund?

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Aggregate to scale

Aggregate to scale

How a ‘covered’ green bond structure could help developing countries meet their NDCs under the Paris Agreement

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Breaking through the “False Dichotomy” of Adaptation vs Development

Of all the topics that generate (generally fruitless) discussion at GCF board meetings, one of the most prominent must be arguments about whether a project is adaptation or … Continue reading Breaking through the “False Dichotomy” of Adaptation vs Development


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  • The IDB will partner with the recently launched Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator programme to help it disburse some of the additional $1 billion it pledged to climate action at the Macron summit in December 2017.  The Accelerator is a partnership between 26 regional governments and local businesses

  • Devex Newswire has a Q&A interview with GCF Board member Zaheer Fakir on the issues behind the recent collapsed Board meeting.  Some interesting background on the failure to disburse money to projects agreed up to two years ago, and whether these will ever be realised due to conditions and other legal impediments

  • New research reported by the ADB suggests that green bonds that get a recognised certification, for example under the Climate Bonds Standard, are seeing a discount of 7 to 9 basis points (0.07% to 0.09%) on the yields they need to pay, confirming “the importance of a widely recognized and accepted standard in the green bond market”

  • ChinaDialogue reports on how China’s moves to formalise the waste industry is throwing sole traders out of work – a phenomenon that be repeated everywhere that this byproduct of development and climate change response is repeated – for example in Kenya