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$1 billion pledged by UN Green Climate Fund

Ahead of the UN climate talks in December, the Green Climate Fund has pledged $1 billion for 19 new projects and programmes in developing countries. The approved proposals include climate resilience projects in Indian coastal communities, renewable energy in Tonga and finance-focused programmes in Africa...

EU climate initiative focuses on finance

EIT Climate-KIC – the EU’s largest public-private partnership for climate innovation – is focusing on finance at their upcoming Climate Innovation Summit: Mission Finance in Dublin on 6-8 November. Speaking to Environmental Finance, Climate-KIC’s CEO Kirsten Dunlop highlighted the need ‘to rewire the financial system...

Pension funds warned of possible legal action on climate

BusinessGreen reports that environmental legal charity ClientEarth has written to 14 large pension funds in the UK, outlining how they could face legal action if they do not do more to respond to the risks posed by climate change. The letter outlines how they are...

UNEP releases new climate methodology for banks

Sustainable Brands reports that the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), in partnership with climate risk advisory firm Acclimatise, has published a new report, Navigating a new climate, containing methodologies to support the banking industry to understand and assess climate risks and opportunities. The methodologies...

Banks join fight against climate change

Bloomberg reports that several of Europe’s biggest banks have announced new sustainable finance initiatives, representing the growing willingness of financial institutions to get involved in climate action. Examples mentioned include a sustainable investing strategy at UBS, a colour-coded risk ranking related to the environmental credentials...