• UN report shows NDCs on track for 2.7°C temperature increase

    20 September 2021

    The UNFCCC has published a report on countries' latest climate action plans that has found that despite "some progress", they may lead to a temperature rise of about 2.7°C by the end of the century.

  • UN talks make slow progress on key carbon market questions

    10 September 2018

    Delegates returning from last week's UN climate change talks in Bangkok reported modest progress but numerous sources of disagreement on how market mechanisms could help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

  • Figueres: infrastructure bonds should be green bonds

    20 March 2018

    Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres issued a rallying call for cities, governments and large companies to issue green bonds to finance their infrastructure projects, as she seeks to shift the market's growth into a higher gear.

  • UN climate chief calls on finance sector to show sustainability leadership

    23 February 2017

    The finance industry should adopt a leading role in promoting sustainable development, according to the head of the UN's office on climate change.

  • COP22: The investors' verdict

    06 January 2017

    World leaders at the conclusion of this year's UN Summit on Climate Change (COP22) agreed to accelerate both the implementation and the ambition of the Paris Agreement, despite headwinds brought on by the election of Donald Trump, reports Hamza Ali

  • COP blog: Promoting the investor voice on climate finance at COP22

    16 November 2016

    As Morocco's King Mohammed VI joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa yesterday to welcome dignitaries to Bab Ighli the tone was firmly one of collective effort to sustain the 'Spirit of Paris', regardless of who is poised to move into the White House next January.

  • Can't rain on the COP22 parade

    07 November 2016

    As delegates from around the world gather to begin ironing out the details of the landmark Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 2°C in a rainlogged Marrakesh, spirits could not be higher despite some enormous challenges.

  • Paris Agreement comes into force

    04 November 2016

    Investors and businesses had a renewed impetus to embrace the emerging low-carbon economy today, as the Paris Agreement to limit global warming at 2°C officially came into force.

  • China and US ratification 'could see climate deal start this year'

    05 September 2016

    China and the US have ratified the Paris climate deal, raising the possibility that it could come into force as soon as this year.

  • People Moves

    20 May 2016

    The latest people moves from Carbon Tracker, South Pole, UNFCCC and GGGI