• COP: Sustainable food and agriculture declaration a 'positive signal' for the market

    01 December 2023

    A high-level declaration to develop more sustainable food and agriculture systems has been signed by 134 world leaders at COP28, providing a 'positive signal' for the market, Environmental Finance has heard.

  • COP28: BlackRock, Brookfield and TPG commit to $30bn emerging markets climate fund

    01 December 2023

    The UAE has launched a $30 billion fund for climate solutions in emerging and developing markets, with aims to attract $250 billion in further capital commitments by 2030.

  • COP28: Opening ceremony invokes spirit of Yoda

    30 November 2023

    The curtain was raised on the COP28 climate jamboree today, with a colourful session in which its President made the case for including fossil fuels and a top UN climate chief invoked the wisdom of Yoda.

  • COP28: Loss and damage fund secures $277.5m, as conference 'gets off to strong start'

    30 November 2023

    COP28 made "an important breakthrough" on its first day, when a fund to help vulnerable countries adapt to the effects of climate change was put into operation, with $277.5 million committed by several governments.

  • COP28: 'Unrealistic' to expect agreement to phase out fossil fuels, says Deutsche Bank

    30 November 2023

    The COP28 climate talks kicking off today in Dubai are unlikely to result in an agreement to phase out fossil fuels, given its setting in one of the world's biggest oil and gas producing countries, warned Deutsche Bank.

  • Expect more fossil fuel meddling at COP28, says Morningstar

    29 November 2023

    It is unsurprising that the UAE reportedly sought to use COP negotiations to further fossil fuel interests - and it is likely that oil and gas companies will look to further change the narrative in their favour at this year's conference, according to Morningstar.

  • Innovative $1bn 'blended finance' SDG loan fund launched

    29 November 2023

    Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) and FMO Investment Management (FMO IM) have launched a UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-aligned loan fund after successfully mobilising $1.1 billion for the innovative public-private investment fund.

  • VCMI launches 'flexible Scope 3 claim' for carbon credit usage

    28 November 2023

    The Voluntary Carbon Markets Initiative (VCMI) has launched a framework for allowing companies to credibly use carbon credits even though they are struggling to meet short-term reduction targets.

  • COP28: 'Restructuring' of indigenous engagement needed

    27 November 2023

    Improved engagement with indigenous peoples would help accelerate the flow of finance to communities and nature-based projects, Environmental Finance has heard.

  • Inaugural COP report published

    27 November 2023

    Environmental Finance has published its first COP-focused special report in the build up to COP28, taking place in Dubai this week.