Climate change

Cities and climate change: Mobilising investment in low-emission, climate-resilient urban infrastructure

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. Urban areas account for over 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions and the world’s cities produce almost half (37-49%) of all global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Hence, climate action in cities is…

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How the creative use of public-private capital can accelerate the financing of low carbon transformations

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. Earlier articles on Green Business Singapore such as Shifting into high gear with carbon pricing and The growing financial investment for transition towards a low carbon economy highlighted how climate action from investors, bankers and insurers has increased…

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Climate Funding Announcements Pre-COP and During COP Showcased on Web

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has compiled recent and current announcements of climate funding on its web site alongside a simple graphic. Link: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/financial-flows/list-of-recent-climate-funding-announcements/ The graphic is also available at http://climatefundingsnapshot.com/ The list is based on announcements that the UNFCCC has received from governments, development banks, the…

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The growing financial investment for transition towards a low carbon economy

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. “Show me the money” is a common refrain we often hear to bring a pledge to reality, and although we are in the early days of the Paris Climate Summit, voices are demanding that the Paris agreement sends…

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Shifting into high gear with carbon pricing

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. To price or not to price, that has been the long debated question. Now the question has changed – how much to price carbon. The heads of state and government of France, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, Mexico and Canada…

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