Setting the scene for Climate Innovation Summit 2018: Mission Finance

Supporting new innovative climate investment

Supporting new innovative climate investment

Andrew McDowell, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, delivered a speech at Climate-KIC's Mission Finance summit in which he outlined some shining examples of blended and innovative finance

No alternative: Making sustainable infrastructure the only option

No alternative: Making sustainable infrastructure the only option

Only a fraction of global climate finance is reaching European cities despite their crucial role in decarbonising the economy. Developing a bankable project pipeline and new finance solutions replicable across cities is key to meet the enormous need for sustainable infrastructure

Financing tomorrow's new normal today

Financing tomorrow's new normal today

Across most industries, quick wins for decarbonisation – at least within current frameworks – have already been put in place. Innovative finance will be needed to unlock investment across all sectors and industries. Environmental Finance explores how investors can enter uncharted waters to truly drive change

Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking

Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking

Policymakers need to shift focus from filling investment gaps to creating new trajectories for ambitious low-carbon innovation, says Mariana Mazzucato. A missions-led approach should be at the heart of efforts align the economy with climate and sustainability goals, she tells Environmental Finance.

No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need to quickly overhaul their strategies for climate change to be halted in just over a decade, and there are already tools and solutions available to help investors align with this goal, finds Environmental Finance

Investor framework launched for 1.5C-compatible investments

Investor framework launched for 1.5C-compatible investments

Investors ranging from pension funds to multilaterals are looking to quantify the impact of their emissions-saving investments by using a new investment framework. Dennis Pamlin of Mission Innovation explains why the tool can help significantly accelerate the low-carbon transition

Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres

Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres

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.

Rewiring finance through climate innovation

Rewiring finance through climate innovation

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.

Sustainable Finance

The anatomy of a taxonomy

The anatomy of a taxonomy

The European Commission has a highly ambitious target – to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

Could blockchain save the planet?

Could blockchain save the planet?

Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, are notoriously energy-intensive. But the blockchain technology they rely on could give a boost to environmental markets, experts believe. Graham Cooper reports.

An action plan for sustainable finance

An action plan for sustainable finance

The European Commission in March launched an ambitious action plan it hopes will catapult the European Union (EU) into the position of global leader for sustainable finance. Nick Roumpis reports

Will TCFD boost demand for weather hedging?

Will TCFD boost demand for weather hedging?

Growing pressure on companies and investors to disclose the potential impact of climate-change could lead to more use of weather risk management contracts, some analysts believe. Graham Cooper reports

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