• Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures working group announced

    21 July 2020

    Ten financial firms have joined a working group to develop a reporting framework for the impact of the financial sector on biodiversity and ecosystems to complement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • GCF belatedly signs off on Southern Africa green bank

    22 August 2019

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has signed an agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa to launch the long-awaited Climate Finance Facility (CFF) – a first-of-its-kind green bank in Africa.

  • African green bank launch stunted by GCF’s ‘longstanding governance issues’

    10 July 2018

    The bid to fund a world-first developing market green bank has been beset by ‘fundamental and longstanding issues around the governance’ of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

  • 'World-first' developing market green bank to open in Southern Africa

    09 April 2018

    The 'first emerging market green bank' is to be created by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to scale up private investments in climate-friendly infrastructure projects in the region.

  • Banking climate principles to be launched next week

    03 December 2015

    A new set of climate changes principles for the banking industry are set to be launched on Monday, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Abengoa consortium seals $660m project financing for South African solar project

    16 March 2015

    A consortium led by Abengoa has secured $660 million in financing for a 100MW solar plant.

  • $760m raised by Mainstream for South African wind

    12 February 2015

    Mainstream Renewable Power has closed its $760 million funding round for wind power in South Africa.