Posted by Juliana Braga on Thu 08/07/2014

ABC Cerrado initiative meetingThe world population is on track to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this in mind, Brazilian agriculture experts are urgently trying to develop a sustainable system capable of addressing a strain on the global food supply through new agriculture technologies to increase productivity with low carbon emissions.

Posted by Gianleo Frisari on Fri 07/25/2014

Gianleo Frasari explains how public buy-in and bidding can reduce costs for concentrated solar power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is an innovative, low-carbon power generation technology of great promise. However, because of its high costs and hefty upfront capital needs, global deployment is still low at around 3GW. To achieve cost reductions, CSP needs to see further deployment. But, for now all CSP technologies need some form of public support.

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 Evan Thompson on Mon 06/23/2014

Evan Thompson

Evan Thompson, Manager of the Weather Branch of the Jamaican Meteorological Service, describes how his country has prioritized science-based resilience planning.

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.