Climate Finance

Leading with an invisible hand: what role will private finance play at COP28?

As global leaders spend the next two weeks hammering out decisions relating to the future of our planet at COP28…

Climate finance surpasses $1trn a year

Six years on from the Paris Agreement, annual climate finance flows across the globe surpassed the $1trn mark in 2021,…

Signal: Deutsche Bank “phasing out business” with thermal coal

Deutsche Bank published its initial Transition Plan last week (October 19), including new net-zero targets for three high-emitting industries in…

What has a year of ‘global financial architecture reform’ actually achieved?

Global financial architecture - the international system through which countries can access financing to invest in infrastructure and development -…

Don’t write off the Just Energy Transition Partnership just yet

When it was announced at COP26 in 2021, South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) seemed to offer an answer…

Weekly data: how clean energy investment in Africa has stagnated

NAIROBI – Africa’s first climate summit wrapped up last week (6 September) with the release of the Nairobi Declaration, the…

Africa Climate Summit wraps up with seminal – but flawed – ‘Nairobi Declaration’ 

NAIROBI - It felt at first like a climate summit born out of chaos. From the confusion around which leaders…

‘Urgent action’ required to boost climate finance in Africa – IEA

NAIROBI - Doubling energy investment in Africa will require “urgent action” to bring down financing costs and boost access to…

Flawed climate risk advice to pension funds “driving us off a cliff-edge” 

Pension funds are risking economic catastrophe by relying on flawed economic advice around climate risk, finds a new report published…

How to get pension funds to invest in renewables in Africa

Among the myriad efforts that have been made to drum up sufficient climate finance to fund the clean energy transition…