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  • IFC to increase climate related investments to $3.5bn a year

    08 April 2016

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will next year increase its climate investments from $2.2 billion to $3.5 billion, following the approval of the World Bank Group's latest Climate Change Action Plan.

  • EF BRIEFS: TenneT, Finansinspektionen, World Bank, AMP

    09 March 2016

    Dutch grid operator TenneT has said it will issue green bonds to help finance its €22 billion ($24 billion) decade-long expansion plan.

  • World Bank to issue up to $30m more carbon-linked notes

    29 February 2016

    The World Bank is to increase its issuance of carbon-linked notes to support methane reduction projects by up to $30 million this year.

  • Climate Change - Threat and Opportunity for Private Sector

    02 February 2016

    The Paris climate deal made it clear that the private sector, with its financial clout and penchant for innovation, must play a leading role in the struggle for a greener future, says Dimitris Tsitsiragos.

  • Canadian Solar raises $100m to support growth in Asia and Latin America

    01 February 2016

    Canadian Solar has raised more than $100 million, in two separate transactions, to help finance its expansion in Asia and Latin America.

  • 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.

  • Development banks issue updated guide to help green bond issuers with impact reporting

    02 December 2015

    A group of development banks has published updated impact reporting guidelines for green bond issuers, saying that the market is the "litmus test" for wider climate finance.

  • $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.

  • Paris 'can provide toolkit to allow carbon markets to link'

    20 November 2015

    The Paris climate summit will not realistically set up a global carbon market, but could provide a toolbox to help link regional trading systems.

  • IADB plans green bonds for energy efficiency projects in Latin America

    11 November 2015

    The $217 million allocated by the UN's Green Climate Fund (GCF) to green bonds for energy efficiency projects in Latin America, will contribute to two asset-backed securitisation programmes planned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).