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The Battle Against Global Warming Is the New Cold War – WIRED

There is now a broad movement afoot to return the venture capital model to its philanthropic roots, specifically where climate change is concerned. Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and, more recently, Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund are both multibillion-dollar philanthropic entities…

EU States Reject Green Finance Law In Setback For Climate Goals

European Union states have rejected a set of rules governing which financial products can be called “green” and “sustainable”, an EU official said, in a major setback for the bloc’s climate ambitions. The decision overturned a deal struck just last…

How Climate Change Could Trigger the Next Global Financial Crisis – The Atlantic

A few years ago, Mark Carney, a former Goldman Sachs director who now leads the Bank of England, sounded a warning. Global warming, he said, could send the world economy spiraling into another 2008-like crisis. He called for central banks…

India’s Greenko Raises $950 Million Through Green Bonds Sale

Rooftop SolarOne of India’s leading renewable energy generation companies is on a fundraising spree. Greenko Energy Holdings recently raised funds by selling green bonds, for the second time in nearly two years. According to media reports, Greenko successfully raised $950 million in green bond sales. The bonds were priced at a yield of 5.5% which is [&hellip

Why Central Banks Need to Step Up on Global Warming – Foreign Policy

Who Will Save the Planet? A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world. In October 2012, the global financial system got its first taste of the effects of climate change when…