• 'Landmark' Global Biodiversity Framework fund launched - but with $40m shortfall

    29 August 2023

    A 'landmark' Global Biodiversity Framework fund was finally given the go ahead, but after just two governments made funding commitments, a further $40 million needs to be found by the end of the year.

  • GEF and MAVA to invest in 'nature-based' infrastructure

    06 August 2020

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $2 million grant for a nature-based infrastructure venture in partnership with the MAVA Foundation, a Swiss conservation philanthropy.

  • Investing in the oceans

    21 October 2019

    Investors targeting SDG14 – life below water – can find themselves fishing in murky waters, writes Joe Walsh

  • First sovereign blue bond launched

    29 October 2018

    The Republic of Seychelles has issued a first-of-its-kind sovereign 'blue bond' to help conserve its marine environment, sparking hopes that the deal will kickstart a new market for ocean-themed bonds.

  • $500m pledged for developing countries as COP21 begins

    30 November 2015

    Some $500 million has been pledged by European and North American governments to support climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries.