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

A busy year ahead for carbon-trading


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We speak to IETA, the leading private sector organisation for emissions trading, on a key year for building out the Paris agreement on carbon markets.

Climate change and sustainable development: only one agenda


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We look at how the UN Climate Change secretariat is working to catalyse climate and SDG-aligned finance action

On the ground – Paris implementation gets real in Mexico


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One year on from Paris, in the first of a planned series of country updates, we speak with one of the lead government agencies for Mexico’s NDC implementation

Green Infrastructure Finance – Widening the Horizons


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We talk to the Climate Bonds Initiative about developments and lessons learned in 2016

Sweet and Sour ’16


As we near the end of what’s heading to be the hottest year on record, we asked our advisory group for their thoughts on highs and lows in the year, and hopes and fears for 2017…