Posted by Michele de Nevers on Tue 07/22/2014

Money and plants

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Copenhagen in 2009 developed countries committed to “a goal” of raising $100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing countries to cut carbon emissions and to reduce the dangerous impacts of climate change on their economic development.  

Posted by Barbara Buchner on Wed 06/25/2014

Barbara Buchner

The panel Billion vs. Million Dollar CIF Projects: Does Size Matter in Transformational Change? discussed the impact of mega-projects and smaller-scale projects. Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative talked to IISD about the effect of the amount of finance on delivering transformational change

Posted by Hans Joachim Sc... on Tue 06/24/2014

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Hans Joachim Shellnhuber, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, illuminated the recent IPCC report on climate science and impacts, citing an urgent need to act immediately to lower emissions. He also gave a historical overview of greenhouse gas concentrations over time.

Posted by Jason Clay on Mon 06/23/2014

Jason Clay

Jason Clay, Senior Vice President of Market Transformation, WWF looks forward after moderating the panel Multi-National Corpotations and SMEs Working Together: Sustainable Supply Chains for the Future. He notes the importance of sustainable agriculture and adaptability in business plans and development strategies.

Posted by Ethan Zindler on Mon 06/23/2014

Ethan Zindler

An afternoon panel focused on the need to ramp up private sector investment in climate-smart development. Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, reflected on the role of the CIF in paving the way for private investment in renewable energy.

Posted by Amal-Lee Amin on Mon 06/23/2014

Amal-Lee Amin

Amal-Lee Amin, Associate Director of E3G, reflects on the origins of the CIF. She explains why it was important, and novel, to develop a partnership between the multilateral development banks.

Posted by Inka on Mon 06/09/2014
Ulaanbaatar homes
 
A view from the Ger  area which has developed on Ulaanbaatar city's periphery to accommodate population growth that has exceeded the planned urban core area. (A Ger is a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in Mongolia.) 
 

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