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U.S. Pledge to Green Climate Fund Could Build Climate Action Momentum

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
One of the most challenging and important sticking points in the international climate negotiations is the money to help poor countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: Sudipto Das, Global Environment Facility
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

ADVISORY: Press Teleconference on International Climate Talks in Lima (COP20)

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

4 Keys to Scaled-up Climate Investment in Brazil

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • Green Climate Fund
São Paulo , Brazil. Photo Credit: veebruar/Flickr
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • Green Climate Fund

Seeing U.S. Business Opportunity in a Low-Carbon Economy

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
A growing body of evidence indicates we don’t have to choose between improving economic performance and reducing climate risk  Photo credit: CGP Grey/Flickr
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • low carbon development

The $10 Billion Question: Will the Green Climate Fund Live Up to Expectations?

  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Many developing countries are counting on the Fund to deliver meaningful resources by mid- to late 2015. Photo credit: DFID UK/Flickr
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • Green Climate Fund
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

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  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
A new report shows that economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together. Photo credit: Walmart, Flickr
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  • Forests
  • Cities
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  • Economics
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  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
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  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
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  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

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  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
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  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
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  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
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The Price Is Wrong: New Report Calls for Fossil Fuel Prices that Reflect Environmental Costs

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
A new IMF report shows that taxing fossil fuels could reduce deaths from fossil fuel-related air pollution by 63 percent. Photo credit: thienzieyung, Flickr
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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Closing the Renewable Energy Investment Gap

  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
Wind farm in Palmas, Brazil. The Global Status Report gives other encouraging examples of the falling cost of renewables, especially in major emerging markets. Photo Credit: Carla Wosniak/Flickr
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  • climate investment funds
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
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Lessons from South Africa: Mobilizing Investment in Renewable Energy

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  • Finance
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
When it comes to renewable energy, South Africa has considerable, unrealized potential. Some estimate that wind power generation potential in South Africa could reach 80.54 TWh, which could be realized with an installed capacity of 30.6 GW. Photo credit: Lollie-Pop/Flickr
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  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • renewable energy
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Statement: Green Climate Fund is “Ready for Business”

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  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund

Green Climate Fund Board Looks to Accreditation Process: Can it Strike the Right Balance?

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  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • low carbon development
One of the most difficult questions that the GCF Board will grapple with is how entities will become “accredited” to receive GCF funds to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. Photo credit: World Bank/Flickr
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  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • low carbon development
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More than 2,000 Chinese companies have invested in Africa, including in natural resource extraction, finance, infrastructure, power generation, textiles, and home appliances. Photo credit: World Bank/Flickr
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  • Business
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3 Tales of Hope for a Low-Carbon Future

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  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
At last week's "Ascent" meeting in Abu Dhabi, clubs of countries and companies committed to double the share of renewable energy and the pace of energy efficiency gains. Photo credit: CoCreatr, Flickr
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  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities

Striking the Balance

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What Is the Role for Transformation in Adaptation?

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate science
Authors of a paper on transformational adaptation have deemed the development of wheat-resistant maize in Africa “transformative." Photo credit: WorldFish, Flickr 2012
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  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate science
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Q&A with Dr. Karin Kemper: How Is the World Bank Addressing Climate Change?

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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks
Dr. Kemper shared plans to more fully incorporate sustainability—including climate change mitigation and adaptation—into its international development agenda. Photo credit: Dhilung Kirat, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks

ADVISORY: Can the World Bank Meet Sustainability and Governance Challenges?

  • multilateral development banks
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development