Tagged with climate finance

Latest update on climate finance for mitigation

Latest update on climate finance for mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for mitigation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Mitigation Finance Update: Every Project Counts to Help Achieve SDGs 7, 13 The past month saw a number of initiatives relating to: economic transitions supported by renewable energy sources, … Continue reading

New report on sustainable finance commitments by private sector banks

New report on sustainable finance commitments by private sector banks

The World Resources Institute has recently published a technical note interpreting the sustainable finance commitments of private sector banks.   Unpacking Green Targets: A Framework for Interpreting Private Sector Banks’ Sustainable Finance Commitments by Ariel Pinchot, Ichiro Sato, Giulia Christianson and Lihuan Zhou – October 2019 Private sector banks are facing political, market, and societal … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Adaptation Finance Update: Global Commission Catalyzes Financial Resources for Action In September, the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit highlighted the need to accelerate climate change adaptation solutions. To this … Continue reading

Report from the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

Report from the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

Wangu Mwangi from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reviews a recent report from the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative.   Climate Finance Initiative Reports on Ways for Private Finance to Catalyze Low-carbon Transition The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) published a report titled, ‘Financing the Low-Carbon Future: A Private-Sector … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Leila Mead.   Adaptation Finance Update: GCF Board Approves USD 267 Million in Projects, World Bank Supports Climate Resilience of Maritime Operations in SIDS Millions of dollars are being poured into adaptation … Continue reading

“Some of the most influential players in the global economy are spearheading the shift toward a clean, green, emissions-free world”

“Some of the most influential players in the global economy are spearheading the shift toward a clean, green, emissions-free world”

The financial services industry is redirecting huge flows of money from fossil fuels to low-carbon technology.  Andrew Higham, Chief Executive of Mission 2020 and a visiting fellow of practice at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, explains in an article on the Financial News website.   How to speed up the slow greening … Continue reading

How the Green Climate Fund can achieve greater impact

How the Green Climate Fund can achieve greater impact

The Green Climate Fund was established to limit or reduce GHG emissions in developing countries, and to help vulnerable societies adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.  There have been achievements but more is definitely needed. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance institutions

Latest update on climate finance institutions

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the May update on global climate finance institutions compiled by Beate Antonich.   Institutional Finance Update: Addressing Climate-relevant Expenditures and Funding Gaps In June and July 2019, multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the World Bank Group reported on progress towards increasing climate … Continue reading

Canada’s financial community has yet to fully grasp the numerous challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the transition to a low-carbon economy

Canada’s financial community has yet to fully grasp the numerous challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the transition to a low-carbon economy

As all countries try to find the right way forward in the low-carbon energy transition, it is useful to read what is happening in Canada. Sean Cleary and Ryan Riordan of Queen’s University write on The Conversation website about some of the opportunities being missed by the financial sector. Do you have similar issues in … Continue reading