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

GCF in Meltdown


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Amid extraordinary scenes, the GCF’s 20th Board meeting ends with the resignation of its Executive Director, Howard Bamsey. What and where next for the most important climate fund?

Aggregate to scale


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How a ‘covered’ green bond structure could help developing countries meet their NDCs under the Paris Agreement

“The Week of the White Elephants”


We don’t normally cover climate politics, but as the latest G7 meeting collapsed in disarray, we couldn’t help noticing a report from the ODI that demonstrates there’s one thing … Continue reading “The Week of the White Elephants”

Innovate4Climate 2018


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We take soundings as the World Bank’s annual climate finance event showcases in Frankfurt.

Financial Inclusion – a key tool for weathering economic shocks


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How microfinance institutions and those that provide their capital can help vulnerable communities create financial resiliency

What’s new in Paris related Insurance


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We round up some recent commercial and regulatory developments in a market showing an intent to innovate