All pages with keywords: climate finance

Responding with urgency: the role of UK aid in combating climate change

a commentary by Patrick Curran 9 May, 2019

Patrick Curran considers the findings of a new parliamentary report on UK aid for combating climate change. read more »


Why the Paris Agreement is the 21st century’s social contract

Commentary 23 January, 2019

The Paris Agreement on climate change is not just an environmental treaty but offers the basis for a new and inclusive model of development. France is committed to making finance a driving force behind this transition, explains Brune Poirson in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership Series. read more »


Agreeing the Paris Rulebook: did COP24 deliver? Reflections from the Grantham Research Institute’s Post-COP event

a commentary by Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran, Rebecca Byrnes 19 December, 2018

Identifying progress within the annual round of international climate negotiations can be a challenging business. The sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention … read more »


Financing the climate change triple jump: how to align capital with a 1.5°C world

a commentary by Nick Robins 6 November, 2018

The global financial system needs to undertake its own transition, to play its role in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Nick Robins identifies three ‘leaps’ for banks, capital markets, insurers and investors to take. read more »


A crisis of confidence at the Green Climate Fund?

A crisis of confidence at the Green Climate Fund?

a commentary by Marian Feist 15 October, 2018

In the lead-up to the next board meeting of the Green Climate Fund, this commentary reflects on some of the underlying shifts within the Fund and its environment. read more »


Making finance climate-consistent: how could the UK implement Article 2.1.c of the Paris Agreement?

Making finance climate-consistent: how could the UK implement Article 2.1.c of the Paris Agreement?

a commentary by Nick Robins 24 September, 2018

The Paris Agreement does not just commit countries to cut emissions. All countries also need to put in place a policy framework for climate-consistent finance. Nick Robins argues that the UK could take a leadership position by setting out how this complex task could be achieved. read more »


What is climate finance?

FAQ

Finance for climate change related activities, or climate finance, is a diverse concept. It is in some instances discussed separately or often times integrated with related and overlapping concepts of … read more »


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GIB going, going, gone! The future of the Green Investment Bank and sustainable investment in the UK

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 18 August, 2017

The sale of the government-backed Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3bn to a consortium led by Macquarie Group Limited has been completed this week. The sale has been met with criticism, … read more »


The roles of financial institutions and finance ministries in delivering the Paris Agreement on climate change

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 29 November, 2016

This commentary is based on presentations made at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which took place in Marrakech Morocco between 7 and 18 November 2016. read more »


What is the state of international climate talks?

The 2015 negotiations in Paris under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) delivered a historic global, legally-binding agreement targeting the objective of keeping global warming to well below … read more »