Europe's financial centres are teaming up to mobilise the vast sums of capital needed to meet global climate targets. Under a new Europe-wide initiative, green financial centres are aiming to significantly accelerate the shift to sustainable finance.
The financial system needs to be reshaped to trigger the investments needed to address climate change, says Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC, and innovation is crucial to bringing sustainable finance to the next level.
A significant increase in the level of private finance being channelled into forest conservation is required in order to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement, a roundtable organised by Environmental Finance and Finance for Forests heard. Michael Hurley reports
There is a resurgence of interest from corporates in flexible and sophisticated approaches to address climate impact, says Edward Hanrahan, CEO of ClimateCare, as he reflects on ClimateCare's 20 years in business.
Conservation finance may appear to be one of the most esoteric investment niches, but experimentation and innovation is giving way to proof of concept – attracting a growing number of institutional investors along the way. Mark Nicholls reports
As renewable energy becomes an increasing part of the grid, the volatility it creates is generating demand for weather hedging products. Q&A with Stuart Brown, Head Origination Weather & Energy EMEA APAC, at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
Agustín Silvani, Vice President of Conservation Finance at Conservation International, explains how this is more than a tagline – it's a call to action now codified in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Over the course of ten years, South Pole Group has leveraged carbon markets to produce over 100,000 GWh of renewable energy and to unlock 80 million tonnes of CO2 reductions - more than the annual national GHG emissions of Greece.