• GCF commits $256m to new projects but defers decision on credit agencies

    04 July 2016

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for nine new projects, totalling $256.6 million, but postponed a controversial decision on working with export-credit agencies (ECAs).

  • IFC plans $2bn emerging market green bond fund

    29 June 2016

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is set to launch a $2 billion fund that will provide anchor investments for emerging market green bonds.

  • NIB and BNP Paribas join GBP ExCom

    24 June 2016

    Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and BNP Paribas have appointed to the executive committee (ExCom) of the Green Bond Principles (GBP).

  • Could green bonds revitalise the CDM?

    03 June 2016

    Plans are being developed to use the green bond market to breathe new life into the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a UN tool to channel climate finance to developing countries.

  • Allianz Risk Transfer launches innovative wind hedge tool

    06 May 2016

    Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) has announced a 10-year wind revenue hedge with an annual fixed payment structure that provides "revenue certainty never before available to the wind industry".

  • EF BRIEFS: SunEdison, BNCR, JLEN, World Bank, Capital Stage

    22 April 2016

    SunEdison, once the world's biggest renewable energy developer, has applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after its aggressive growth plans came unstuck.

  • More banks and corporates endorse World Bank's carbon pricing coalition

    19 April 2016

    Several more banks, industrial groups and national governments have signed up to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) which was launched at the Paris Climate Summit in December.

  • Gold Standard announces first deals under version 3.0

    14 April 2016

    The Gold Standard certification organisation has announced the first two transactions under the third iteration of its carbon credit standards, even though the revised standards have yet to be finalised.

  • 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.