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Is Paris Finance on the move or stuck? The results

Wth the upcoming COP 23 in Bonn marking the passage of another year since the Paris agreement was signed, we thought it would be useful to take the pulse of NDCi.global’s readership via a survey.  In this two-parteron the results, we look this week at definitions of climate and green finance, the pace we’re going at, the preparedness of governments and the private sector, whether we need a “finance director” to coordinate finance aspects of the Paris Agreement, and the performance of the DFIs

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CFA Day 5: Financing the Future

CFA Day 5: Financing the Future

On Friday, Government delegations from Nigeria, Colombia, and Mexico presented their climate finance propositions to a diverse group of investors, at the close of the week-long Climate Finance Accelerator.

Climate Finance Accelerator Days 3 and 4: Navigating the obstacles

Climate Finance Accelerator Days 3 and 4: Navigating the obstacles

All participants are showing entrepreneurial grit and determination as they begin to align agendas, reframe projects as bankable solutions and develop workarounds to challenging contexts.

Developing solutions to contextual challenges

Developing solutions to contextual challenges

On day two of the Climate Finance Accelerator, country delegates were paired with experts from international banks to discuss the enabling environment within each country involved.

Thoughts and themes from Day 1 of the Climate Finance Accelerator

Thoughts and themes from Day 1 of the Climate Finance Accelerator

Today, above the flickering red and green signs of company stock at the London Stock Exchange, appeared a new symbol: “Climate Finance Accelerator”: a strong signal of a movement gathering momentum to shift countries and companies towards a low carbon, sustainable economy.

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Greening Financial Flows: what progress has been made in the development banks?

This E3G briefing compares progress among the development banks in terms of their green to brown ratio. Interestingly, analysis finds some fossil finance is actually being counted as climate finance.

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  • Oasis Hub is a new repository for free and commercial environmental and catastrophe risk data, with “a three to five year plan to become the Amazon of data”.  Such cheap and simple to use repositories vital to create adaptation products for all

  • It’s looking like China’s national carbon market won’t now get launched this year as planned, with unreliable data and other regulatory problems blamed for the delay

  • Ahead of the start of its COP Presidency, Fiji announces a $50 million green bond, the first by a developing country. Proceeds at to fund  building resilience to climate change and supporting a shift to 100% renewable energy

  • The NY Times previews the US tactics at COP23. “Like a spouse who demands a divorce but then continues to live at home, the relationship between the United States and other parties to the Paris agreement is, at best, awkward … [But,]  underscoring the mixed messaging from the Trump administration will be the defiant presence of American governors and mayors”