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
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
We look at how the UN’s development arm is using innovative financing structures to create partnerships between public and private finance targeting implementation of the NDCs
Amid extraordinary scenes, the GCF’s 20th Board meeting ends with the resignation of its Executive Director, Howard Bamsey. What and where next for the most important climate fund?
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.
Making the climate funds more efficient is no longer a bureaucratic exercise that can be endlessly put off, but a moral imperative
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the “trade association” for impact investors, has published a new “Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing”. We analyse the key findings … Continue reading Directions from an Impact Investing Roadmap?
A guide for policymakers on how to talk to (and understand the mindset of) the world of private finance
As climate finance reaches just a fraction of needs in 2016, we ask if it’s time to review its architecture and institutions
This week we look at our respondents’ thoughts on issues such as the climate funds, the role of philanthropy, the efficacy of technical assistance, where they source their information on Paris finance, and their more general thoughts on where we stand in the process.