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‘Debt distressed’ emerging markets will struggle with green transition, says ex-World Bank official

October 21, 2022

Poorer countries struggling with debt may not have access to electricity, let alone be in a position to decarbonise. Renewed efforts on climate finance are therefore crucial to the clean energy transition, says a leading academic.

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A charged market for EV infrastructure investment?

October 20, 2022

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure will require huge investment over the coming decades, but powering up this asset class will be far more complex than flicking a switch.

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EU renews commitment to green energy as business calls for stabilising regulation

October 17, 2022

Summit delegates in Brussels heard the EU is resolved on clean energy, while speakers discussed how business needs clarity as it drives ahead with climate finance.

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Switzerland’s unique approach to ESG regulation

October 14, 2022

The alpine country has chosen a clever approach that simultaneously accommodates both domestic and foreign regulations.

Mixed notes

Blended finance: now is the time

October 13, 2022

Collaboration from all sections of the financial market must happen now if the world is to hit carbon targets and avert climate breakdown, says NZAOA chair Günther Thallinger.

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Why banks should stick with the PPA market

October 10, 2022

Power purchase agreements could become a victim of the EU’s struggle against astronomical energy prices, but there is a longer-term opportunity for banks to offer support in a broadening sector.

Climate litigation

The growing threat of human rights-based climate litigation

October 6, 2022

A rising trend of cross-border environmental legal action against energy companies is at risk of spreading to banks.

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Spotlight falls on development banks’ climate role

September 30, 2022

The World Bank chief’s awkward stance on global warming has accelerated calls for multinational development banks to get an overhaul.

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Land use transformation demands bank attention

September 27, 2022

During New York Climate Week, the UN released a report which presents a stark warning for financial institutions. 

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Current approaches to taxonomies risk limiting their impact

September 26, 2022

Without a single global taxonomy, clarity will be crucial — along with information that is consistent, comprehensive, and comparable across geographies and regulatory requirements.

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