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Green bonds: a different take on ‘additionality’

07/12/2018

As the green bond market grows, the discussion around ‘additionality’ has increased in importance. However, we must keep a longer term view in mind when discussing the topic, argues Jacob Michaelsen.

The fortune at the base of SDGs (and the NDCs)

07/11/2018

How major global corporations are finding revenue streams in the SDGs

37 things you need to know about 1.5C global warming

17/10/2018

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The UN climate science panel has released its summary of the evidence around the tougher climate goal demanded by vulnerable countries. Climate Home breaks it down.

A Vision for Blended Finance?

01/10/2018

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Convergence, the global network for blended finance to support the SDGs, has published a second “State of Blended Finance” report.  This finds that some $100 billion has been … Continue reading A Vision for Blended Finance?

Time for a Climate Action Conductor?

10/09/2018

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As a companion piece to our main blog this week, read former UNFCCC chief Yvo de Boer’s thoughts in Climate Home News on a way forward out of … Continue reading Time for a Climate Action Conductor?

Adapting Adaptation

28/08/2018

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The Stockholm Environment Institute has published a report that provides extensive colour and nuance on how farming communities adapt to climate change and the issues that surround it. … Continue reading Adapting Adaptation

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.