Adapting to adaptation


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We look at the conundrum of a global challenge that shows up very locally, and at how we avoid a top-down mentality but still avoid reinventing wheels

All eyes on 2020 for sustainable city finance


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We listen in on a conversation between cities and investors on the dash for cash that’s needed by 2020

Solar – with a lower cost in funding and materials, now cheaper than coal


HSBC reports that the cost of solar panel modules fell to just USD0.36 per watt by the end of 2016. This price, at USD100 / MWh, makes solar … Continue reading Solar – with a lower cost in funding and materials, now cheaper than coal

The ADB and climate change: A 2030 horizon, with sustainability and resiliency at the core


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We talk to the Asian Development Bank’s climate change chief, Preety Bhandari, about the Bank’s new strategy and action plan in this field

Climate funds and DFIs under the microscope?


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No less than three reports have just been published by prominent think-tanks on the architecture of climate finance. Are we witnessing the beginnings of a movement to change the way climate finance providers work?

Climate action and sustainable development as one agenda: simple truth, complex task


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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa tells us about her priorities for the coming year, and how a unified agenda for climate and development is becoming a core agenda for governments everywhere

Green Bonds – on a Paris trajectory?


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Green bond issuance is rocketing. But is it in a Paris-linked orbit? We join the largest ever gathering on this new market to take some soundings

De-risking for the mainstream


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How the UN’s Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking to help the private sector implement SDG and NDC goals

Cities to the fore – as both problem and solution


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We talk to C40 about how the world’s largest cities are starting to take a lead in combatting climate change and its effects

Adaptation Finance – Fresh Winds Beginning to Blow?


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In the second of our two pieces on adaptation, we look at how hybrid finance and the private sector are starting to address the urgent need for adaptation finance

Adaptation – Are we on the right (or only) road?


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In the first of two pieces on adaptation, we try to tease out what’s going on with (or perhaps going wrong with) adaptation finance. In the second piece, next week, we will look at possible solutions to scale.

A three-way win


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Triodos Investment Management tells us how a leading impact investor is combatting climate change, improving lives and earning a well-balanced return