Resources

An Introduction to Infrastructure Project Finance

18/06/2018

To complement the piece by Junji Hatano this week, we reprint one of our most-read “primers,” where Tom Murley looks at techniques for project financing.

Tessa Tennant wins Lifetime Achievement Award

11/06/2018

NDCi.global co-founder Tessa Tennant has been awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Financial Times / IFC Transformational Business Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the … Continue reading Tessa Tennant wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): Some Explainers on a still much-misunderstood technology

04/06/2018

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DLT was on the menu at the World Bank’s Innovate4Climate event in Frankfurt in late May.  Climate KIC covered the two main sessions devoted to the topic, acknowledging … Continue reading Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): Some Explainers on a still much-misunderstood technology

Carbon Markets on the Move?

28/05/2018

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Two reports just out suggest some optimism that carbon pricing is establishing a foothold outside traditional markets to date, but big risks and gaps remain

Roadblocks: What goes wrong when trying to get projects grant-funded?

21/05/2018

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Download the Open Road Alliance Roadblock Analysis Report A recent report from the Open Road Alliance – a philanthropic initiative that steps in with emergency or bridge funding … Continue reading Roadblocks: What goes wrong when trying to get projects grant-funded?

Further Reads: The Development Banks and Climate Funds in NDCi.global

14/05/2018

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Given their key role in supporting the blended finance structures that will be critical for Paris implementation, NDCi.global has devoted quite a lot of coverage to the development banks and the climate funds.  In support of Dr Wright’s piece this week, we provide a quick digest for possible further reading.

Recommended Read: UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017

07/05/2018

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Download the UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017 Following its recent rebranding from “UNFCCC,” what’s now UN Climate Change has issued its first Annual Report.  This is a … Continue reading Recommended Read: UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017

NDC Explorer

30/04/2018

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We revisit this online tool that allows analysis and comparison of NDCs across 57 topics – first launched at the Marrakech COP.

Recommended Read: Blended Finance Taskforce Programme of Action

23/04/2018

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  The Blended Finance Task Force used the Spring meetings of the World Bank to launch an 8-point programme of action arising out of its recent report.  Interesting … Continue reading Recommended Read: Blended Finance Taskforce Programme of Action

Beyond Direct Access – How National Green Banks Can Build Country Ownership Of Climate Finance

16/04/2018

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In this addition to the growing body of thinking on Green [Investment] Banks (GIBs), Angela Whitney and Paul Bodnar of the Rocky Mountain Institute look at where might be an appropriate solution for countries seeking to take “ownership” of their climate finance in support of achieving their NDCs.

Sustainable Land Bonds: New Thinking from The Nature Conservancy

09/04/2018

Website TNC is establishing something of a presence in the climate finance landscape as a creator of innovative financial structures. Ahead of the Paris COP it came out … Continue reading Sustainable Land Bonds: New Thinking from The Nature Conservancy

Recommended Read: The UK Green Finance Taskforce Reports

03/04/2018

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The UK Green Finance Taskforce was established by the UK Government in October 2017 with a six-month mandate.  The final report from the Taskforce is out now, and Taskforce member Ben … Continue reading Recommended Read: The UK Green Finance Taskforce Reports