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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

The Paris Finance Map, Part 2: The Influencers

24/05/2017

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