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The Paris Finance Map, Part 2: The Influencers

20/05/2017

In the second of our 3-parter, we look at how those who influence financial actors are contributing to raising the $ trillions

Mapping the finance for Paris: Who’s who and where?

13/05/2017

In the first of a three-part series, we look at the emerging landscape of Paris finance and how the actors are assembling

An NGO Agenda for Bonn

09/05/2017

This is a collation of 6 tweets from Oxfam’s Senior Policy Adviser for Climate Change Jan Kowalzig, which we thought provided a useful NGO perspective on the Bonn … Continue reading An NGO Agenda for Bonn

Springtime in Bonn, but another season passes without progress on finance?

05/05/2017

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As the UNFCCC holds its half-year sessions we present some thoughts on what’s at stake in this round of talks

It’s time for an agreed climate change scenario so adaptation planning can advance

28/04/2017

We speak to the lead author of a thought-provoking report on the challenges to adaptation planning and finance even in developed countries

Adapting to adaptation

21/04/2017

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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

Paradigm Shift Needed for the GCF?

21/04/2017

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We listen in to some testy exchanges at the GCF Board, and suggest some tests to lift the Fund’s functionality and effectiveness

All eyes on 2020 for sustainable city finance

07/04/2017

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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

07/04/2017

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

31/03/2017

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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?

24/03/2017

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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

17/03/2017

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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