With $468 trillion in assets across the globe, fully addressing the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises – in a way that is aligned with commercial objectives – is fully within the reach of financial markets, writes Frannie Leautier, Partner, CEO of SouthBridge Investment.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions: Contribution of the ‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions have taken stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
Framework launched to guide the development and purchasing of high-quality blue carbon projects and credits
A new set of principles to build investable, high-quality blue carbon projects to ensure positive outcomes for people, nature and climate, has been launched at COP27 by Conservation International, along with Salesforce and a global coalition of ocean leaders.
Economy of Love (EoL) is an ethical, sustainable and transparent certification standard that supports biodynamic farmers and brings a positive environmental impact by sequestering carbon and enhancing farms’ biodiversity.
Unlocking access to trillions of dollars’ worth of public and private climate finance, especially in developing countries, is critical to achieving the objectives of the UNFCCC, the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
From a commitment by the Africa insurance industry to underwrite $US 14 billion of cover for climate risks by 2030, to Net Zero Financial Alliances publishing progress reports, discover what’s in store for Finance Day.
Africa Carbon Markets Initiative launched to dramatically expand Africa’s participation in voluntary carbon market
The new Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI), which was inaugurated today at CO27, aims to support the growth of carbon credit production and create jobs in Africa.
What does the current carbon market boom mean to energy startups in Africa and how should venture capital funds and impact investors evaluate these businesses? Dr. Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of KawiSafi Ventures Fund, explains.
Discussions at COP27 begin near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves, severe droughts and formidable storms, all unequivocal signs of the unfolding climate emergency. At the same time, millions of people throughout the world are confronting the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy, food, water and cost […]
If COP26 was notable for impressive financial and climate commitments from primarily countries in the Global North, COP27 is an opportunity to show the shift from commitments to action and implementation, and to highlight the voices of the Global South.
Lloyds Banking Group has announced it will no longer directly finance the development of new oil and gas projects, in a first for a UK bank.
Geneva Forum signals blended climate finance and circularity of critical raw materials in UNECE regions
The fifth and final Regional Finance Forum of 2022 concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, 17 October, with a focus on unlocking finance for critical raw materials (CRMs).
A new Blue-Tinted White Paper, Investment Protocol: Unlocking Financial Flows for Coastal Cities Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building aims to highlight the specific needs of coastal cities and inform investment decisions.
The fourth of five Regional Finance Forums will take place in Beirut, Lebanon on 15 September and will focus on the opportunities and initiatives in climate finance in the context of the SDGs.
GFANZ, a practitioner-led, global coalition of financial sector institutions working to accelerate the world’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, has announced the formation of its Africa Network and the creation of an Advisory Board to bolster transition finance opportunities on the continent.
The third of five Regional Finance Forums will take place in Santiago, Chile from 1-2 September with the theme of highlighting critical opportunities for investment in clean technologies.
High Level Champion for COP27 Mahmoud Mohieldin’s speech at the Official Opening of Africa Climate Week 2022.
“Africa’s strength comes from its unity. A continent that is vibrant, fast-growing, energetic and diverse. And, a key player in showing the way to a low carbon future.” Dr. Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of the KawiSafi Ventures Fund, on the vast opportunities that come with investing in Africa.
The first of five Regional Finance Forums took place this week in Addis Ababa with the aim of crowding-in capital at the pace and scale required to meet the finance adaptation and mitigation needs for Africa.