Refresh and Reset at the GCF



New co-chairs and new Board members offer the GCF an opportunity to steady the ship after last year’s ructions

Knowing Upstream from Downstream in the Green / Climate Investment Supply Chain


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The market is segmented like any other, but confusion often abounds

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

Bargaining in Bahrain: Geo-politics comes to the GCF


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The latest GCF Board avoids another ride off a cliff-edge, but what did we learn about its basic functionality?

We can do the science, so why not the finance?


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The IPCC report sets out clear pathways to 1.5 degrees. But how do we turn these into financing strategies?

When adaptation is no longer the answer …


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In many places, relocation of communities away from coastal areas has already begun

Paris Finance: Building Capacity but not Community?


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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

A New Job Spec for the Next GCF Head?


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If you should never waste a good crisis, now is surely the time to make some changes at the GCF

‘Hot Air’ in the Paris Agreement Carbon Markets?


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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

Gearing up for green-bond growth


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We catch-up with the Climate Bonds Initiative for thoughts on trends and challenges in a $400+ billion market

UNDP and Paris Finance: Finding Pathways to Efficiency


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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

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