Papua New Guinea issues forestry carbon credits in first for sovereigns
Papua New Guinea is to become the first country to issue REDD+ forestry carbon credits.
People moves: UNFCCC: London Collective Investment Vehicle: Aon Securities
The United Nations Framework Concerning Climate Change (UNFCCC) has hired Padraig Oliver as a climate finance programme officer.
People Moves: UN Environment, Northern Trust Asset Management, Liontrust and United Nations-led Climate Technology Centre and Network
Inger Andersen has been elected as executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to replace Erik Solheim.
COP24 sees historic agreement on Paris rulebook, but work remains
A historic agreement on the rules that will govern the Paris Agreement has been sealed at the Katowice climate change conference (COP 24), but countries failed to agree changes to strengthen emissions trading schemes.
Financial institutions to be held to account on climate by ISO standard
A framework that is designed to assess the impact on climate change of financial institutions’ investments is to be launched next year.
People Moves: Gold Standard, Cicero, Investec AM and ShareAction
Yvo de Boer has been announced as new president-elect of the Gold Standard Foundation Board, replacing David Shelmerdine.
People Moves: GIIN and FTSE Russell
Sean Gilbert has been appointed as director of membership at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
Comment: The CDM must not make life harder for developers
New CDM issuance rules penalise developers and discriminate against smaller companies, says Alexis Leroy
Infrastructure projects must grasp low-carbon opportunity
Infrastructure project developers face an urgent choice: benefit from low-carbon opportunities, or lock cities into decades-long dependence on fossil fuels, writes Peter Ellsworth
COP blog: Why food companies are engaged
It's time for food companies to participate in the next agricultural revolution – to low-emissions, argues Julie Nash