Resources

Breaking through the “False Dichotomy” of Adaptation vs Development

13/08/2018

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Of all the topics that generate (generally fruitless) discussion at GCF board meetings, one of the most prominent must be arguments about whether a project is adaptation or … Continue reading Breaking through the “False Dichotomy” of Adaptation vs Development

Public sector green bond action around the world from the first half of 2018.

06/08/2018

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If you’re in a green bond mood after reading our main piece this week, the CBI has just issued a handy summary of goings on at the policy … Continue reading Public sector green bond action around the world from the first half of 2018.

The Paris Climate Bond

24/07/2018

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Finance for NDCs is given a new tool as aggregation and securitisation financing techniques are combined with Paris-approved carbon instruments

Support a Future “Paris Finance Community” Vital for the NDCs

15/07/2018

David Saddington, a 25-year-old climate change consultant, explains the plans to scale up NDCi.global as a convening point for Paris finance, and appeals for support. NDCi.global has a … Continue reading Support a Future “Paris Finance Community” Vital for the NDCs

A World-First Sculpture Celebrating the Transformational Power of Green Finance

07/07/2018

Find out how you can support the world’s first sculpture dedicated to conveying the transformational power of green finance and the pioneering work of visionary leaders.

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