Climate Milestones in President Obama’s Speech

Climate Milestones in President Obama’s Speech

Obama is finally showing us he is willing to fight – on coal, on tar sands, and on climate. His apparent willingness to challenge the climate impacts of coal and tar sands – after years of silence on both topics – is cause for some celebration.

Approaches to Private Climate Finance

Approaches to Private Climate Finance

You’re invited to this panel and discussion on Climate Investment Funds, International Finance Corporation, Green Climate Fund and financial intermediaries.

Wall Street’s Climate Finance Bonanza

Wall Street’s Climate Finance Bonanza

Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington DC appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another big bank giveaway, this time in the name of fighting climate change.

Wall Street’s Climate Finance Bonanza

Wall Street’s Climate Finance Bonanza

An elite group of developed countries appears to be on the brink of instigating yet another corporate handout and big bank giveaway–this time in the name of fighting climate change.

Key Countries, Organizations Call For Innovative Sources of Finance

At a press conference in Durban, South Africa, officials from a diverse set of countries will join civil society leaders to call for innovative sources of finance, including a tax on financial transactions and a fee on emissions from maritime shipping, to be part of a deal in Durban which raises billions of dollars to help fill the Green Climate Fund.

Durban Diary: Dispatch from the Ground

Durban Diary: Dispatch from the Ground

As UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, go into their final week, Janet Redman, co-director of IPS’s Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, provides a quick update on the talks.