green climate fund Articles

  • Priorities for the green climate fund in 2012

    With the first meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) fast approaching, two regional groups – Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean – have yet to nominate their Board members. Negotiated over the last two years, the GCF is expected to deliver large-scale finance to developing countries to address ...

  • The Green Climate Fund: From inception to launch

    A year after its inaugural meeting, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) left its fifth meeting in Paris earlier this month with a collective sense of urgency. The GCF is expected to become the main vehicle for disbursing ...

  • 2 Messages for the Green Climate Fund on supporting “readiness”

    Last year, we spent time in several countries—Colombia, the Philippines, Fiji, Namibia, Ghana, Zambia and Benin—trying to understand how they can better position themselves to access funding to mitigate and adapt to climate change (See Box 2). These countries have already made considerable progress in their plans, policies, and projects to respond to climate change. However, if they ...

  • 4 ways the green climate fund can support `Readiness` for climate finance

    Research shows that developing countries will need about $531 billion of additional investments in clean energy technologies each year in order to limit global temperature rise to 2° C above pre-industrial levels, thus preventing climate change’s worst impacts. While developed countries ...

  • 2 Big Issues to Tackle as the Green Climate Fund Sets Up Shop

    The world will need to spend an estimated US$5.7 trillion annually in green infrastructure by 2020 in order to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C. This week, it took a step toward creating an institution – the Green Climate Fund – that will be pivotal in achieving this ...

  • What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development

    In its seventh year, progress for the fund has been slow. What will it take to fulfill the GCF’s promise? When the world’s poor countries demanded action during the failing United Nations–led climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the U.S. government responded with a promise: It would help raise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to assist efforts to cope ...


    By Ensia

  • High Hopes for the Green Climate Fund: 5 Messages on Private Sector Engagement

    One day after the momentous inauguration of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) earlier this month, WRI, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea, and the Korea Capital Market Institute co-hosted a conference ...

  • Here’s a better way to spend the UN’s $100B Green Climate Fund

    Empowering the next generation through universal education should be an essential element in climate change adaptation. The international community has pledged up to $100 billion per year by 2020 to the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund — much of which has, to date, primarily been dedicated to mitigation and adaptation investments, mainly engineering projects for building ...


    By Ensia

  • 5 Areas for Action to Set the Green Climate Fund on an Ambitious Path

    Expectations are running high as the Board of the Green Climate Fund prepares for its fifth meeting in Paris this week. As the scale of the global climate change challenge becomes increasingly apparent, the GCF is expected to play a pivotal role in moving money quickly and smartly to help countries ...

  • What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development

    In its seventh year, progress for the fund has been slow. What will it take to fulfill the GCF’s promise? When the world’s poor countries demanded action during the failing United Nations–led climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the U.S. government responded with a promise: It would help raise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to assist efforts to cope with ...


    By Ensia

  • 4 Ways the Green Climate Fund Can Make Its Investments Count

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has big ambitions: It aspires to become the main global fund for providing climate change finance, contributing to activities like the design of resilient cities and ...

  • UN claims climate change funding is “inadequate”

    UN report claims $500bn is needed to tackle global warming, reports Envido. The UN yesterday condemned the failure of rich nation to take the lead in tackling climate change, adding that the current levels of funding climate change mitigation and adaptation are “woefully inadequate”. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which released yesterday a new climate change report ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Operationalizing the green climate fund: informal meeting of prospective GCF board members and other interested parties

    On 22-23 March 2012, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Climate Analytics held an informal meeting of negotiators involved in the design of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in New York City. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for prospective Board members, alternates, advisers, and other delegations involved in negotiations around the GCF, to exchange views on the next steps in the ...

  • Sum of Parts - Making the Green Climate Fund`s Allocations Add Up to its Ambition

    This working paper examines the resource allocation approaches of 15 climate, environment and development funds, drawing on these experiences to understand how they might inform the design of the Green Climate Fund’s allocation system. Executive Summary In 2010, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with ...

  • Where is climate adaptation funding going? A new project aims to find out

    Experts say that developing nations could require more than $100 billion for adaptation each year. Developed countries say that they have already delivered more than $33 billion so ...

  • Carbon Funds, How They Work

    It could be said that when the average man on the street hears about a new Environmental Fund or Climate Change Funds its easy to imaging the observer visualizing a member of Greenpeace flogging and IPO prospectus on Wall Street. Perhaps destined to be a most undersubscribed offering.In reality many of these carbon fund raisings are employing tried-and-true investment principals such as: ...

  • Energizing our green future

    As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for Climate Week in New York City and the Pope brings his message to the United Nations, a shared vision of ...


    By The World Bank

  • Are Multinational Companies Green Enough?

    In the last few decades, the world has witnessed that 'going green' is not just a push coming from politicians and environmentalists. It is a change of attitude which does not only honour the commitment of environmental protection, but also saves a good deal of money, in most cases. This is why, many big multi-national giants have devised the company policies leading them towards sustainable and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Ghost in green building

    In midtown Manhattan, home of the nation’s priciest office space, the equivalent of 16 office towers, each 40 stories high, now stand empty. This statistic, from the Wall Street Journal, underscores the vast damage inflicted on commercial real estate by the economic downturn. Given the ailing market, this hardly seems the time to invest in expensive green upgrades. But a recent report suggests ...

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


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