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How a ‘covered’ green bond structure could help developing countries meet their NDCs under the Paris Agreement
We take soundings as the World Bank’s annual climate finance event showcases in Frankfurt.
Financial Inclusion – a key tool for weathering economic shocks
How microfinance institutions and those that provide their capital can help vulnerable communities create financial resiliency
What’s new in Paris related Insurance
We round up some recent commercial and regulatory developments in a market showing an intent to innovate
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.
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An Introduction to Infrastructure Project Finance
To complement the piece by Junji Hatano this week, we reprint one of our most-read “primers,” where Tom Murley looks at techniques for project financing.
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UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and ICLEI, a grouping of 1,500 city and regional governments, have issued 10 goals for resilient cities. These include preventive as well as insurance actions
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has invested in a coal project, through an intermediary fund, according to Climate Home. The bank has refused to rule out fossil fuel investments and to date is believed to have invested some 20% of its $4.6 bn disbursements in FF deals
Swiss Re has stripped two green bonds it invested in of their ‘green’ label, according to Environmental Finance ($$/but free trials). The insurer hasn’t sold the ‘pure play’ bonds (which rely on the issuer generally behaving in green fashion) but has complained to the companies concerned about their pack of progress