Guest Blog: Scott Burrows – Young people inspired by the solar solution

As young activists from around the world strike for climate action today, I’ve been focussing on the upcoming sustainable energy and climate change programme which I am leading on.

New guidance for global investors to assess climate change impacts

It enables them to evaluate how their investment portfolios would respond to different levels of global warming

New hub to increase climate action transparency in the Caribbean

The work will be driven by national strategies and policy goals

World Bank doubles climate investment to $200bn

It will support projects in the world’s poorest nations

Austrian cyclist speeds up for chain reaction on climate action

The ‘Ice2Ice’ journey will take Michael Strasser from Alaska to Patagonia

EU proposes 60% funding boost for environment, climate projects

It is planning to provide £1.7bn under the next EU budget between 2021 and 2027

UN appoints Michael Bloomberg as special climate envoy

The former mayor of New York City hopes US President Donald Trump will change his views about climate change

New alliance to drive faster climate action on transport

A new alliance to push for faster climate action on transport has been launched. Members of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance, which was announced at the UN COP23 conference, will also strive to bring greater co-ordination between national, local and corporate action. It has been initiated by France, Portugal, the Netherlands and Costa Rica. According to […]

German bank and green fund sign deal to raise private finance

Deutsche Bank and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed a deal to raise private capital for environmental action. The Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) will enable the bank to use GCF funds to mobilise private investment for climate change mitigation. GCF has already approved the first funding proposal from Deutsche Bank, which combines capital from GCF and private investors to […]

German stock exchange joins green finance scheme

A German stock exchange has joined a green finance initiative. Deutsche Börse announced it has become part of the Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Programme, where it will develop climate finance solutions, participate in market development committees and help define policy agendas for national, regional and sector based schemes. The group aims to accelerate the use of green bonds and other green […]