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  Smart Cities - Intelligent Digital Transformational Change for a Stronger Climate Action?   PETER COVELIERS, Head of Group Corporate Programmes and Institutional Business Development, European Investment Fund LADA STRELNIKOVA, Lead Fund Manager European Energy Efficiency Fund, Director DWS (Deutsche Bank Group)   When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the climate theme for Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency ‘Working together on climate

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International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability Kicks Off in Milan

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System convened the inaugural meeting of an international network of city authorities from many of the world’s leading financial centers, during which network members confirmed their agreement to cooperate on promoting green and sustainable finance in their

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New Green Bond Pledge Aimed at Cities, Governments & Corporates

UN Climate Newsroom, 20 March 2018 - The Green Bond Pledge is a new initiative that seeks to have cities, public authorities and world’s largest corporates commit to increased use of green bond finance to ensure new infrastructure meets the challenges of climate change and contributes to the accelerated transformation of the economy

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UN and World Bank Ramp up Finance for Climate Action

NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced plans to accelerate the flow of finance for climate action through a new platform dedicated to identifying and facilitating transformational investments in developing countries. Following meetings this week with world

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Departing U.N. climate chief on Paris, Trump and aiming high

When Christiana Figueres took on the leadership of the United Nations secretariat on climate change, the diplomatic collapse of the Copenhagen Summit was fresh in everyone's minds. Now, just over six years later, she prepares to leave office riding high on a wave of global enthusiasm following the first global agreement

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China committed to using G20 to push for green finance

China is committed to drive forward global efforts for green finance development through its G20 leadership whilst maintaining robust economic growth to support the world economy, said Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK. Liu was speaking in London on Tuesday at this year's City Week conference, attended by hundreds of

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G20 Financial Leaders Commit to Exploring Green Finance Options

Shanghai, 27 February 2016 - Finance ministers and central banks governors of the G20 major economies committed to exploring ways of greening the US$90 trillion of investments required over the next 15 years to achieve global sustainable development and climate objectives. Under the Chinese Presidency, G20 launched the Green Finance Study

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