Is Paris Finance on the move or stuck? The results


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Wth the upcoming COP 23 in Bonn marking the passage of another year since the Paris agreement was signed, we thought it would be useful to take the pulse of’s readership via a survey.  In this two-parteron the results, we look this week at definitions of climate and green finance, the pace we’re going at, the preparedness of governments and the private sector, whether we need a “finance director” to coordinate finance aspects of the Paris Agreement, and the performance of the DFIs

The GCF: A Car without a Dashboard?


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We listen in on the 18th Green Climate Fund Board meeting, and wonder why there aren’t readily visible metrics to guide the most important vehicle in climate finance.

Is finance for Paris on the move or stuck?


As another year passes towards 2020 and COP23 approaches, we’re gathering views on how climate finance is shaping up and what you would like to see happen to unlock the flows. 

Creative Collisions Expand the Universe of Climate Finance


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We wrap-up on the inaugural Climate Finance Accelerator with the lessons learned

Climate Finance Accelerator: The digest


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This is a digest of the ‘real-time’ articles published by shared learning expert Nicola Millson during the CFA.

CFA Day 5: Financing the Future


On Friday, Government delegations from Nigeria, Colombia, and Mexico presented their climate finance propositions to a diverse group of investors, at the close of the week-long Climate Finance Accelerator.

Climate Finance Accelerator Days 3 and 4: Navigating the obstacles


All participants are showing entrepreneurial grit and determination as they begin to align agendas, reframe projects as bankable solutions and develop workarounds to challenging contexts.

Developing solutions to contextual challenges


On day two of the Climate Finance Accelerator, country delegates were paired with experts from international banks to discuss the enabling environment within each country involved.

Thoughts and themes from Day 1 of the Climate Finance Accelerator


Today, above the flickering red and green signs of company stock at the London Stock Exchange, appeared a new symbol: “Climate Finance Accelerator”: a strong signal of a movement gathering momentum to shift countries and companies towards a low carbon, sustainable economy.

Into the workshop for Paris finance tools


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The background to a new concept launched this week to bridge the policy / finance gap and speed up country access to finance of all kinds

Banking for a Better World


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We speak to the author of a must-read book for those seeking to understand the role of development finance institutions in creating more sustainable economies and societies, and in deploying climate finance

Electric Vehicles 101


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Plug in for all you need to know about EVs