• Climate Investment Funds and Green Climate Fund - where do they go from here?

    18 June 2021

    While the GCF was intended to make the CIFs obsolete, the CIFs still have a key role to play, at least for the time being, argues Alexandra Tracy

  • GCF allocates $900m towards Covid-19-resilient green projects

    24 August 2020

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has allocated $879 million to developing countries with the intention of increasing climate action in a way that can adapt to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Observing the Green Climate Fund – notes from a parallel universe

    28 November 2019

    As she steps down after four years as a private sector observer to the South Korea-based fund, Alexandra Tracy shares her reflections

  • 'Fewer than one-in-five' emerging market cities can access local capital markets

    09 October 2019

    More should be done to support municipalities in emerging markets to issue green bonds, with less than 20% able to raise funds locally, according to a Hong Kong-based consultant.

  • How the Green Climate Fund can accelerate the development of low-carbon cities

    22 March 2019

    The South Korea-based fund should seek to derisk investments and explore innovative solutions such as resilience bonds, argues Alexandra Tracy

  • Hong Kong urged to copy work of other green banks

    08 January 2019

    A green investment bank (GIB) in Hong Kong could replicate many of the successful initiatives already launched by other GIBs elsewhere in the world, according to a new study.

  • Can the private sector save the Green Climate Fund?

    10 July 2018

    Last week's unproductive board meeting highlights the need for the Green Climate Fund to reform, says Alexandra Tracy

  • Winning the race for Asia's green capital

    23 November 2017

    Several Asian capitals have announced a variety of plans to attract 'green finance' to the region. What's needed now is a green investment bank in Hong Kong, argues Alexandra Tracy.

  • Tackling climate change in SE Asia

    24 August 2017

    Climate change is a significant threat to the economies of South East Asia. Alexandra Tracy reviews the main challenges, the government responses and the financing required for mitigation and adaptation measures.

  • COP Blog: The Green Climate Fund's key role is to mobilise the private sector

    14 November 2016

    After the commitments and headlines of Paris a year ago, COP22 in Marrakesh has to be all about implementation. Faster than anyone expected, the Paris Agreement has already been ratified, but progress on the ground needs to ramp up.