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  • Development banks agree principles for measuring climate finance

    10 July 2015

    The world's largest development banks have joined together to agree principles for measuring their financing of green projects.

  • Infographic: The growth of carbon pricing

    03 July 2015

    Carbon pricing instruments around the world now have a combined value of almost $50 billion, according to new data from the World Bank.

  • 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

  • World Bank smashes $500m in index-linked green bonds

    17 June 2015

    The World Bank has broken through the $500 million mark for its index-linked green bond issuance.

  • SunEdison bags two more renewables companies for new yieldco

    16 June 2015

    SunEdison has bought two more renewable energy companies for its yieldco, continuing an unrivalled spate of acquisitions in the sector in recent months.

  • Green bonds 'can help achieve $100bn climate finance goal'

    11 June 2015

    Green bonds have been named one of the four instruments available to financial institutions to help ramp climate finance up to its $100 billion a year target.

  • World Bank to issue 100th green bond

    02 June 2015

    The World Bank is to issue its 100th green bond – an equity-linked note for retail investors in the US.

  • World Bank uses options to encourage methane reduction projects

    28 May 2015

    A series of 'put options' are to be sold by the World Bank to incentivise private sector companies to reduce methane emissions in developing countries.

  • Carbon pricing tools now worth almost $50bn, says World Bank

    26 May 2015

    Carbon pricing instruments around the world now have a combined value of almost $50 billion, according to new data from the World Bank.

  • World Bank launches two more retail green bonds

    20 May 2015

    The World Bank has sold nearly $30 million of green bonds to US investors, and has launched an Italian offering.