An independent website that provides information and data on the growing number of multilateral climate finance initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.
The UN's Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual global climate summit, during which action for climate policy is negotiated. The latest COP 24 took place in Katowice, Poland on December 3rd - 14th.
On October 21, Canada will head to the polls. Four years ago, Liberal Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister on the back of a cultivated progressive persona and commitments to match. Seen from Europe, Canada under Trudeau became a key partner in a global context characterised by a turn away from the rules-based international order. With Canada’s political future in the balance, Dominik Tolksdorf and Xandie Kuenning ask whether Trudeau’s record in government stands up to scrutiny and look to where Canada might be heading in the years to come.
How are private investors financing infrastructure — especially institutional investors, such as pension funds, which hold over $100 trillion? And can these investors help achieve public goods, such no carbon economies? An introduction to global infrastructure projects.
The Investment Plan for Europe, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa, and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative all seek to promote infrastructure investment - but involve significant risks regarding environmental sustainability, social impacts, and unfavorable technological lock-ins for the next decades.