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U.S. Shows Signs of Flexibility at UN Climate Discussions

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2012

President Barack Obama’s envoy at United Nations global-warming negotiations said he’s willing to participate in discussions on the issue of fairness in how nations plan to curb climate change, paving the way for drafting a new treaty by 2015.

Todd Stern, the State...

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Doubts on $30 Billion Climate Aid Threaten UN Talks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2012

 Doubts mounted about whether developed nations honored a pledge to deliver $30 billion in aid for fighting and defend against climate change after two analysts estimated different amounts had been paid out.

The question over how much finance was provided under the “...

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IFC may lend $34.3M to SEI Solar, $40M to PE-backed PTC India Financial Services

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2012

SEI Solar is majority owned by a South Korean arm of China’s CHINT Solar (Zhejiang) Co; IFC had last year also lent $50M to PTC India Financial Services.

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, is ramping up its...

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Sustainability Reporting: An enabler of Responsible Finance for Sustainable Development

By : Katherine Miles..., Nov 7, 2012

The financial services sector plays a catalytic role in the promotion of sustainable development through deploying finance responsibly. As intermediaries in allocating capital, investors and lenders have the power to influence social and environmental practices and...

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A leaking hole in green fund

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 25, 2012

 Top bureaucrats from the Union finance ministry and the Planning Commission, who are incharge of a Rs10,000 crore corpus for green technology research, have knowingly approved non-research projects that do not qualify for such funding.

According to the documents with...

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Billions needed for climate change finance could be found at Doha negotiations

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 24, 2012


By 2020 there should be $100bn of climate finance flowing into projects to slash emissions in developing countries and to protect the most vulnerable nations from the effects of climate change.

That means renewable power projects on land and sea, mega-city...

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Climate financing–Thoughts for Durban

By : Jyoti Deka, Dec 1, 2011

In the following article, the author discusses the emerging status of climate finance as it now stands in the negotiations on the mechanics of the proposed Green Climate Fund at the Durban climate conference.

Along with introducing the nature of climate...

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"The future of supply chain management is sustainability," says Shell Foundation

By : sustainabilityo..., May 11, 2011

In this next article under the Corprorate Sustainability Series, Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director, Shell Foundation, talks about her views on the market based solutions approach of the foundation to tackle development challenges.

Anuradha Bhavnani is currently...

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Govt panel says carbon growth cut possible by upto 35%

By : sustainabilityo..., May 10, 2011

India could reduce the growth of carbon emissions by up to 35 percent by 2020 over 2005 levels -- if it gets international finance and technology, a government panel for low-carbon strategy said on Monday.

Asia's third-largest economy set a goal for slowing the growth...

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"Finance is central to the sustainability challenge," feels Head-Climate Change Centre, HSBC

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2011

Nick Robins, Head of HSBC's Climate Change Centre of Excellence, talks about the strategic implications of low-carbon growth and climate resilience for finance and investment.

Nick Robins has worked on the policy, business and financial aspects of sustainability...

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