• Green Bankers Gather in Tokyo

    This week, Green Bank representatives and clean energy finance leaders will gather in Tokyo to share experiences and identify ways that public and private investment can rapidly scale to meet climate change goals. On Tuesday, the Japanese Green Finance Organisation (Japan’s Green Bank) will host the annual Green Bank Congress. Green Banks from Australia, UK, […]

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  • Green Banks: New IRENA Reports Highlights the Role of Risk Mitigation in Climate Finance

    At the historic Paris climate summit in 2015, governments raised their level of climate ambition and agreed to hold global average temperature increases to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C. To achieve this goal, immediate, deep cuts in global carbon emissions are required. Shifting to […]

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  • OECD and Green Bank Network Announce New Publication and Green Finance Conference at Clean Energy Ministerial Event

    Yesterday in San Francisco, global leaders in the field of innovative clean energy finance gathered in advance of the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial. The event brought together policymakers, practitioners and thought leaders on Green Banks and Green Bonds. The forum was hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, and featured the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

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  • Green Banks, Greening Banks and the Sustainable Financial System

    By Andrea Colnes and Stacy Swann – Coalition for Green Capital & Climate Finance Advisors We are in the second week of the UN Climate Summit in Paris, and while we wait for the negotiators to finish their hard work, private sector and finance continue to show they are ready and prepared to increase their […]

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  • CGC Forming Global Green Bank Network to Drive Investment

    In work related to COP 21 in Paris, the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) called for use of a systemic platform across the financial system to support creative collaboration to expand innovation in climate finance. This call for building a coalition across the financial system and coordinating efforts through a systemic platform is identified in CPI’s The […]

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  • Sea Level

    The Invisible Threat

    A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia Beach and Jacksonville, unless there are deep cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, says an analysis out Monday. Prior emissions have already locked in 4 feet of future sea-level rise that will submerge parts of 316 municipalities, but […]

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  • Do the Math!

    According to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels will surpass 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history. Scientists guess that CO2 levels have surpassed 400 ppm at several points in the past, such as during the Pliocene Epoch. However, scientists estimate during that period global average temperatures […]

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  • Oil

    What If We Never Run Out of Oil?

      A recent article published in the Atlantic by Charles Mann, makes the reader think about the seemingly-ludicrous question: What if we never run out of oil? The question is prompted by a discussion of methane hydrate—a crystalline natural gas found under areas of permafrost and in the ocean floor. This resource is estimated to […]

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