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ASEAN at 50

19/08/2017

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The world’s 7th largest market tries to find ways to continue its economic growth so that environmental and social demands can be met, and in the face of new challenges from climate change

Take “The Test” for a test drive

12/08/2017

This week, as a kind of mid-summer “holiday read”, we offer you Chapter 1 of Jeremy Leggett’s engaging new book, The Test. Can the world unite in the apparently simple task of bringing basic lighting to the unlit?

Green Investment Banks – one way forward for green capital in Latin America?

29/07/2017

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A recent conference in Mexico has created an agenda to move GIBs forward as a potential model to drive inclusive green growth in Latin America

Getting climate finance to the frontline

22/07/2017

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Seven key ideas for scaling up finance for local community resilience in some of the poorest and most climate-vulnerable regions of the world

Incheon Forward?

15/07/2017

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The latest GCF Board meeting clears the decks of projects in an effort to free up a policy logjam

First Reactions as TCFD final report published

08/07/2017

Finally … the final TCFD recommendations, and the first reactions

Oz Opts Out?

30/06/2017

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Australia’s performance on climate change appears to lack ambition and be full of contradictions. Is political stalemate endangering its Paris commitments?

LIFELINES OR EARLY MOVERS? PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN THE POOREST NATIONS

26/06/2017

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Earlier this year we spoke with the LDC Group and IIED about private sector channels for NDC financing in the world’s poorest countries already on the frontline of climate change.

Scale is the name of the game

19/06/2017

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Earlier this month in London, the FT-IFC Transformational Business Awards paid tribute to ground-breaking and innovative business solutions to today’s development challenges.  This week we take a look at some of the winners and their backers.

An American Out of Paris: What might US withdrawal mean for climate finance?

10/06/2017

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Following Trump’s statement on the US pulling out of the Paris agreement, we seek to identify the red flags to look out for, which could undermine NDC financing.

Briefing: The Greening of Stock Exchanges?

03/06/2017

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In the second of what we intend as a periodic series of thematic briefings, we look at a cohort of institutions that (possibly uniquely) have twin roles as both markets and regulators.

THE PARIS FINANCE MAP, PART 3: WHAT NEEDS ADDING OR REDRAWING?

27/05/2017

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In the final part of our series on the Paris finance landscape, we look at how the roles of some actors could be redefined or rationalised. We also identify some new landscape features urgently needed to speed and scale up financial flows