Climate change threat to food supplies: IPCC

by Demand Climate Justice on .

The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (“IPCC AR5 WGII”) warns of the grave consequences of climate change. The report outlines that as little as 1°C of warming could be devastating to food production and crop yields and that higher levels of warming will push millions into […]

A Devil’s Bargain on the Climate

by Janet Redman and Oscar Reyes on .

Will the Green Climate Fund—the UN body tasked with funding the transition to a clean-energy, climate-resilient future in the developing world—invest in fossil fuels? Two years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben caused a stir when he revealed the “terrifying new math” of climate change. McKibben calculated that to have a reasonable chance of staying below what […]

What should the Green Climate Fund’s Private Sector Facility look like?

by Institute for Policy Studies, Friends of the Earth USA, ActionAid USA on .

Download PDF (693 Kb)   What remit does the Private Sector Facility have? The GCF Governing Instrument mandates the creation of a Private Sector Facility to: enable direct and indirect financing of mitigation and adaptation in developing countries; be consistent with a country-driven approach;i finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other local actors; and […]

Letter from civil society organizations on the risks of corporate capture of the Green Climate Fund

by Climate Finance and Markets on .

An open letter from civil society groups warning of the dangers that corporate capture poses to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), recalling the core purpose of the Fund, and making recommendations on codes of conduct and governance. Download PDF February 2014 To Members and Alternate Members of the Green Climate Fund Board We, the undersigned […]