• Ban Ki-moon challenges investors to double green investments by 2020

    28 January 2016

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a rallying call to investors to double their financing of clean energy by 2020, to build on the commitments of the Paris climate summit.

  • Environmental pioneer Maurice Strong dies

    01 December 2015

    Maurice Strong, whose pioneering work at the UN in the 1970s paved the way for this week's landmark climate change summit in Paris, has died at the age of 86.

  • Businesses lay out their demands ahead of COP21

    02 November 2015

    A coalition representing some of the biggest companies in the world has cranked up the pressure on finance ministers to deliver a "robust and meaningful agreement" at the Paris climate summit in a month.

  • INDCs can limit global warming to 2.7°C, says UN's Figueres

    30 October 2015

    Investors have welcomed research suggesting that the national pledges made ahead of the Paris climate summit have the potential to limit global warming to 2.7°C.

  • Quotes of the Quarter

    26 June 2015

    Environmental Finance takes a look back at some of the quotes that defined the second quarter of 2015.

  • Oil firms demand worldwide carbon pricing in open letter

    01 June 2015

    A group of six oil companies have called for the introduction of a global carbon price as part of "ambitious policy frameworks" to help tackle climate change, in an open letter to world leaders.

  • Of green bonds, Paris and additionality

    27 May 2015

    I was fortunate enough to spend much of last week in Paris where thousands of people from the business, finance and political worlds converged to talk about climate change, says Peter Cripps

  • French companies will be forced to report on climate metrics

    26 May 2015

    The French government is set to pass a law requiring listed companies to report their carbon footprint and the risk climate change poses to them, in a move described as "a game changer" for the low-carbon investment movement.

  • COP Blog: The principles to fuel effective climate policy

    02 December 2014

    The climate community faces a formidable task in Lima over the next two weeks. To reach a meaningful global agreement in Paris next year, we need to ensure that every dollar of climate finance accomplishes as much as it possibly can. This requires discipline and rigor in the new tools being developed and a deliberate focus beyond reducing emissions.

  • Japan and US commit $4.5bn to Green Climate Fund

    17 November 2014

    The UN's Green Climate Fund (GCF) has received a major boost, as new commitments from Japan and the US more than double its working capital.