French banks still fund coal despite finance minister’s plea

By |november 15th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, climate finance, coal phase-out, finance climatique, France, green bonds, News|

A year ago, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire urged French banks, insurers and asset managers to stop funding any mines or coal plants. Two weeks before the Climate Finance Day (28 November, Paris), a group of NGOs published a report urging them t...

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Wealthy countries still failing on $100 billion climate finance pledge

By |september 17th, 2019|climate change mitigation, climate finance, COP 25, environment, global north, News, UN, UN climate summit|

In 2017, the most industrialised countries contributed a little above $70 billion to nations vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This number is far below the annual $100 billion pledged in 2009 for the following decade. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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UN Climate Fund to make funding green projects easier

By |julij 8th, 2019|Bonn Climate Conference, climate finance, Germany, News, South Korea, UN climate fund, UNFCCC|

The board of the UN Green Climate Fund is meeting from 6 to 8 July in Songdo, South Korea. The board is set on heralding a "paradigm shift" in climate financing and intends to accelerate the decision-making process to boost the fund's replenishment. EU...

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Europe wants to replenish UN Green Climate Fund

By |junij 14th, 2019|climate finance, Green Climate Fund, News, sustainable finance|

European member states want to commit to increasing international climate financing to a new level. They want to replenish the UN's Green Climate Fund, according to a draft of a European Council statement, which is to be adopted at the EU summit next w...

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Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition

By |december 16th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, energy and environment, News, Paris Agreement, Rulebook|

Three years and three days after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the 197 signatory countries gathered in Katowice, Poland, agreed Saturday (15 December) on a rulebook for its implementation but failed to raise their ambition to keep global warming "well below 2°C".

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COP24 dairy – day #9

By |december 11th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, France, Germany, IPCC, News, Saudi Arabia|

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, postponing climate ambition, 415 ins...

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COP24 diary – day #3

By |december 5th, 2018|Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, France, Germany, Green finance, Just transition, News, Poland, yellow vests|

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse in the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what drives conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, green finance, just transition, climate risk i...

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Universal electricity access goal set to be missed, new report reveals

By |november 12th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, climate finance, electricity access, News, SDGs, sustainable development|

The international community is falling well short of providing the cash needed to ensure universal access to electricity by 2030, according to a report released Monday (12 November).

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Climate change will affect EU monetary policy ‘one way or the other’, ECB says

By |november 9th, 2018|Climate Change, climate change targets, climate finance, COP 21, ECB, News|

Whether humankind fails or succeeds in keeping the rise in global temperatures within manageable levels, central banks will sooner or later be called upon to act, said Benoît Cœuré, a member of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Executive Board.

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Bonn negotiations stall on climate finance

By |maj 14th, 2018|Bonn Climate Conference, climate finance, climate negotiations, COP24, News, Paris Agreement|

The Bonn Climate Conference (30 April-10 May) has made little progress on negotiations, particularly on the subject of financing. As a result, a supplementary preparatory meeting for the COP24 will be held in Bangkok in September. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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