Governments requested to accelerate signing of contributions to Green Climate Fund: 42% of pledges converted into contribution agreements
(Songdo, Republic of Korea, 30 April 2015) - The Green Climate Fund has signed US$ 4 billion equivalent in contributions as of 30 April 2015, representing 42 percent of the amount that was committed during the Fund's initial pledging conference in 2014.
Carbon Tracker Initiative
Today Carbon Tracker releases a 'blueprint' paper showing fossil fuel companies the benefit of stress testing their businesses using a set of low carbon, low price scenarios.
The report comes a week after HSBC published a research note on stranded assets that echoes many of the Blueprint's findings.
Core REDD, Stand For Trees, Prince Ea
Dear Colleagues, Partners, and REDD+ Supporters,
It is our sincere pleasure to announce that Prince Ea, an American rapper and spoken word artist, has partnered with Stand for Trees on a new video that was released this morning.
Wind of change at the CMIA with new President, new Board members and new Executive Director
PRESS RELEASE: The CMIA is pleased to report several changes following its AGM with the appointment of a new President, two new Board members and a new Executive Director.
Adrian Rimmer, recently appointed CEO of European Environmental Markets plc after leading The Gold Standard Foundation as its CEO for the last five years, has been elected CMIA President. He succeeds Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative.
Europe's climate leadership is back on track
PRESS RELEASE: The vote by the Environment Committee on 24 February overwhelmingly in favour of the Market Stability Reserve, with a start date in 2018 and agreement that the backloaded allowances should be passed straight into the reserve, was very good news for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Lima Outcomes, Road to Paris
Andrew Peterson, SBA
In this month's CEO Letter here is SBA's take on the COP20 meeting in Lima and the implications for this year's preparations going towards Paris.
After the usual intense days and nights of a COP the Presidency of Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal of Peru secured an agreement amongst all countries to move forward on action to combat climate change.
Christina Elvers, PwC
On Tuesday morning, CMIA experts from Standard Bank, ING, Ecofys, The Carbon Neutral Company and The Gold Standard Foundation and PwC met with three state legislators from Washington State in the US. The roundtable was hosted by PwC, in their offices. Senators John McCoy and Ann Rivers and Representative Larry Springer had come to the UK for two days of meetings to discuss carbon pricing as a tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Climate change poses one of the greatest global challenges and threatens to roll back decades of development and prosperity.
Please see here a useful synopsis of key dates between now and COP21 Paris 2015.Read more