• UK nature investment fund first close 'soon', says Lord Benyon

    12 March 2024

    The UK government-backed Big Nature Impact Fund (BNIF) is expected to announce its first close from private investors "soon", according to a senior minister.

  • Phasing out fossil fuels requires new transition-away products, says Natixis

    01 March 2024

    Innovative financial tools and products are needed to 'transition away' from fossil fuels and exit 'brown' activities, said Natixis CIB.

  • New climate finance target 'to be set at next COP'

    04 January 2024

    This year's COP needs to set an enhanced target for climate finance, a pension fund has argued, as the amount mobilised eventually needs to move from the "billions to the trillions".

  • ING to phase out oil and gas financing by 2040

    20 December 2023
  • COP28 'a success for nature', says NatureFinance

    15 December 2023

    Nature was a key part of the agenda at COP28, with emerging nature finance mechanisms a key talking point.

  • COP28: Carbon markets rue Article 6 negotiation 'failure'

    13 December 2023

    Carbon market participants lamented a "disappointing" lack of progress on agreeing a global carbon market mechanism, after last-ditch talks ended in "failure".

  • COP28 deal to transition away from fossil fuels 'keeps 1.5°C alive' - but loopholes remain

    13 December 2023

    Countries have agreed to transition away from fossil fuels in an historic first for a UN climate conference, with claims it "keeps 1.5°C alive" - but observers warned of several "loopholes" that could undermine its implementation.

  • Policy engagement more important if COP28 disappoints, investor says

    12 December 2023

    Institutional investors are likely to sharpen their focus on pushing policymakers for a more supportive framework for net zero-aligned private investment in the event of an "underwhelming" UN climate conference, a director at Rathbones has said.

  • Colombia offers to host biodiversity COP16

    12 December 2023
  • COP28: Controversial REDD+ study called into question

    12 December 2023

    A controversial study which found 94% of REDD+ credits were 'worthless' has been called into question by new research, with scientists urging the original study to be retracted or "majorly revised".

  • COP28: Debt-for-nature swaps encouraged by France, Colombia and Kenya

    12 December 2023

    The French, Colombian and Kenyan governments have encouraged the use of 'debt-for-nature swaps' as a key mechanism for scaling up nature finance, amidst the launch of a review into national debt hindering sustainable investment.

  • COP28: Global Stocktake nothing more than 'disjointed wish list', NGO says

    12 December 2023

    The latest Global Stocktake drafted text is a "disjointed wish list" with weak language on reducing use of fossil fuels, an NGO has claimed.

  • COP28: EU 'slowing progress on Article 6'

    11 December 2023

    As negotiations on Article 6 continue into the second week of COP28, Environmental Finance has heard that EU may be looking to 'curtail' negotiations amid concerns about how its own carbon mechanisms could be affected.