finance

Created on Thursday, 17 December 2015 / COP 21 - Wrap-up Edition
Tags: UN Women, UNFCCC, Paris Agreement, Green Climate Fund, gender, finance
Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 / COP 21 - Wrap-up Edition
Tags: local action, cities, finance, Lima Paris Action Agenda
Recipe for successful local action against climate change Joost Venken, the Deputy Mayor of Hasselt, Belgium stresses the importance of cities in the fight against climate change and calls on national ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 10 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 5 - Business, Investment and Innovation
Tags: Sustainable Development Goals, investment, financing for development, climate finance, Least Developed Countries Fund, Green Climate Fund
... identified climate change as a key mega trend effecting sovereign bonds. So far, and with only one more official day to go before the end of COP 21, only $200 million has been announced by some developed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 4 - Energy and Water
Tags: Small Island Developing States, renewables, Green Climate Fund, water distribution, finance
The importance of renewable energy for water distribution in Small Island Developing States Norma Cherry-Fevrier from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission urges governments ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 3 - Forests, Food and Agriculture
Tags: agriculture, gender, climate resilience, climate finance
Women's empowerment and climate resilient agriculture UN women suggest that closing the gender gap in agriculture will mutually benefit the fight against climate change.     Women's empowerment ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 3 - Forests, Food and Agriculture
Tags: INDCs, climate smart agriculture, agriculture, mitigation, adaptation, finance
... Agriculture and climate experts have been highlighting the sector's huge potential to both adapt to and mitigate climate change since 2009. Greenhouse gas emissions related to our food systems are estimated ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 2 - Climate and Gender
Tags: Green Climate Fund, climate finance, implementation, gender mainstreaming, COP21
The Green Climate Fund and gender: How to get from innovative mandate to meaningful implementation? Liane Schalatek from Heinrich Boell Stiftung considers how the Green Climate Fund’s gender sensitive ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 2 - Climate and Gender
Tags: gender, climate change, climate finance, women, green climate fund, finance mechanisms
Two innovations to raise the bar for gender in climate financing  Jeannette Gurung from WOCAN discusses the gender credentials of the Green Climate Fund and presents the W+ Standard, a funding accreditation ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 / COP 20 - Wrap-up
Tags: climate justice, COP20, UNFCCC, resilience, loss and damage, adaptation, finance
... as we move towards the 100 billion per year by 2020 that was committed in Copenhagen in 2009. Lima was far from a success, and has served to create further doubts for the outcome of COP21, where a universal ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 / COP 20 - Wrap-up
Tags: climate justice, finance, SIDS, UNFCCC, COP20, loss and damage, resilience
COP20 and the path to Paris Jacqueline Fa’amatuainu from the University of Auckland summarises some of the positive outcomes from Lima for Small Island Developing States, but emphasises that more needs ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: municipal management, sustainable cities, Pakistan, finance, local authorities
Improving municipal finance for climate smart cities’ governance Arshed Rafiq from Sustainable Business Solutions pvt ltd explores the need for improving resources and capacities for local and regional ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: sustainable cities, resilience, UNFCCC, finance, local authorities
Cities and climate change: Transforming constraints into opportunities Stéphane Pouffary and Heather Rogers from ENERGIES 2050 explore the role of cities as critical players in providing solutions for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 9 - Mountains, Water and Oceans
Tags: water security, water management, resilience, climate change adaptation, partnership, infrastructure, finance, capacity building
Water needs to be put on the global climate finance agenda Maika Müller from Global Water Partnership explores the need for leveraging climate finance to help strengthen resilience and improve water ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: poverty eradication, inequality, resilience, sustainable development, data, COP20, UNFCCC, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, finance
Development that also grows those at risk and those in poverty Peter J Glynn from ATD Fourth World highlights the impact of climate change on the poor and the vulnerable and calls for countries to address ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: adaptation, UNEP, finance, UNFCCC, Green Climate Fund, technology
UNEP’s Adaptation Gap Report: Finance, technology and knowledge are key to realising adaptation opportunities now and in the future Anna Kontorov from UNEP and Anne Olhoff from the UNEP DTU Partnership ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 December 2014 / COP20 - Day 7 - Climate and Gender
Tags: women, gender equality, women’s empowerment, social equity, MRV, accountability, investment, finance
Measuring, reporting and verification for women’s empowerment: The W+ Standard Nisha Onta from WOCAN stresses the need for a framework for measuring and reporting gender impacts, and presents the world’s ... [ +++ ]
Created on Sunday, 07 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 6 - Climate and Health
Tags: Climate and Health Summit, climate change, public health, adaptation, climate finance, illness and disease, extreme weather events, fossil fuels
Climate change and health: The case to act Isobel Braithwaite and Erica Parker from the Global Climate and Health Alliance highlight the many ways that mitigating climate change and improving resilience ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 04 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 4 - Business and Innovation
Tags: ODA, private finance, clean energy, private investment, Feed-in-Tariffs, climate-friendly technologies
Seize the moment: Private finance for clean energy Ingo Bordon, German Development Institute and Leah Worrall Overseas Development Institute explore the role of Official Development Assistance in catalysing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 3 - Disasters, Security, Loss and Damage
Tags: Loss and damage, fossil fuels, natural disasters, climate finance, climate justice, UNFCCC, polluter pays principle
... extracting and selling the fossil fuels that cause climate change, without paying for the damage from the extreme weather events and other impacts their products are causing. In the decade from 2002 to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 1 - Framework and Climate Finance
Tags: climate finance, UNFCCC, transparency, collaboration, partnership, climate change mitigation
The challenge of climate finance Shannon Orr from Bowling Green State University highlights four key aspects of climate finance that are critical to the success of climate change action and mitigation. ... [ +++ ]
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