Tagged with climate finance

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

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: Investors’ Decisions Impact Climate Change, and Climate Risks Impact Their Portfolios Meeting the SDGs requires leveraging private sector finance and increasing investments in activities that can … Continue reading

Latest update on energy finance for mitigation

Latest update on energy finance for mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on energy finance for mitigation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Mitigation Finance Update: Which Banks Take Climate Action Seriously? Story highlights: Brazil’s cement industry aims at reducing 35% of its emissions. Bank of America will mobilize USD 300 billion … Continue reading

Latest update on adaptation finance

Latest update on adaptation finance

Beate Antonich from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the April update on global developments in adaptation finance.   Adaptation Finance Update: Most Vulnerable Nations Are Among Least Likely Recipients Highlights: The Asian Development Bank agreed to issue Fijian dollar-linked bonds, expand its assistance programmes in Kiribati, Tonga … 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 April update on global climate finance institutions compiled by Beate Antonich.   Institutional Finance Update: How to Respond to an Economically Delicate Situation of Environmental Emergency? Story highlights The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings found the global economy in “delicate moment,” and … Continue reading