• Coal utilities boosted by €16bn since Paris Agreement, say NGOs

    21 May 2019

    Eight financial institutions have given Europe's 'most polluting utilities' almost €16 billion ($17 billion) in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by NGO Europe Beyond Coal has found.

  • Environmental Approval Regulations: Why investors should take note

    28 December 2018

    A legal ruling in Germany could set a precedent that accelerates European coal divestment, argues Kim Schumacher

  • French banks boost coal financing by 52% after COP21

    27 November 2018

    French banks have increased their coal financing by 52% following the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • GCF rehabilitating hydro is 'shameful' - NGO

    11 April 2017

    The Green Climate Fund's (GCF) decision to rehabilitate a Soviet era dam in Tajikistan has been labelled 'shameful' by one senior analyst.

  • COP blog: Big dams must not be allowed to sink the Green Climate Fund

    15 November 2016

    Friends of the Earth
    While little discussed at the COP, the channeling and use of climate finance must now take centre stage as the board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) prepares to meet next month in Samoa.

  • COP Blog: Paris's $100bn question

    01 December 2015

    Much more needs to be done if promises to channel $100 billion a year of climate finance to developing nations are to be kept, says Karen Orenstein

  • Green Climate Fund under pressure to shun HSBC and Credit Agricole

    30 October 2015

    Environmental NGOs have urged the UN's Green Climate Fund not to work with HSBC and Credit Agricole in order to "maintain its integrity".

  • Green Climate Fund criticised by NGOs for accrediting Deutsche Bank

    09 July 2015

    Several NGOs have penned an open letter to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), warning that its decision to appoint Deutsche Bank to handle its funds threatened its credibility on environmental grounds.

  • Under scrutiny: green bond impact reporting

    01 July 2015

    Issuers' reports on the environmental impact of their green bonds range from a few paragraphs on hard-to-find webpages to 80-page documents. But, given the costs and assumptions involved, some question whether more is necessarily better. Graham Cooper reports

  • Green Bond Principles 'must tighten up on transparency'

    01 May 2015

    The Green Bond Principles should be strengthened in order to fill a "transparency gap" that is emerging in the market, according to an alliance of NGOs.