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 NDCi.global’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
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.
We wrap-up on the inaugural Climate Finance Accelerator with the lessons learned
The latest GCF Board meeting clears the decks of projects in an effort to free up a policy logjam
Following Trump’s statement on the US pulling out of the Paris agreement, we seek to identify the red flags to look out for, which could undermine NDC financing.
In the final part of our series on the Paris finance landscape, we look at how the roles of some actors could be redefined or rationalised. We also identify some new landscape features urgently needed to speed and scale up financial flows
As the UNFCCC holds its half-year sessions we present some thoughts on what’s at stake in this round of talks
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa tells us about her priorities for the coming year, and how a unified agenda for climate and development is becoming a core agenda for governments everywhere
We speak to IETA, the leading private sector organisation for emissions trading, on a key year for building out the Paris agreement on carbon markets.
We look at how the UN Climate Change secretariat is working to catalyse climate and SDG-aligned finance action