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Civil Society Concerns Regarding GCF & High Environmental/Social Risk Projects

Sep. 22, 2016 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate finance, Economic policy, Green climate fund, Human rights, Karen orenstein

As the Board of the Green Climate Fund prepares to consider its first high risk projects at the upcoming GCF meeting in South Korea October 12-14, more than 100 groups have issued the following statement to express deep concern about the inadequac...

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Getting the GCF We Fought For

Jul. 7, 2016 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate finance, Climate justice, Economic policy, Green climate fund, International finance, Justice, Karen orenstein, World bank

I’ve just returned from attending the 13th meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Many of us GCF old-timers[1] can’t help but feel a sense of sincere disappointment. How can anyone who, perhaps naively, looked to the GCF...

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100 groups call for Climate Investment Funds to sunset

Jun. 14, 2016 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate finance, Economic policy, Green climate fund, International finance, Karen orenstein, World bank

Ahead of this week's meeting of the trust funds of the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, 100 groups have called for the CIFs to finally sunset, now that the Green Climate Fund is clearly operational. Two-thirds of the groups are from de...

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5 simple reasons to oppose HSBC and Credit Agricole at the Green Climate Fund

Mar. 8, 2016 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate finance, Climate justice, Fossil fuel, Green climate fund, Human rights, Karen orenstein

Either Wednesday or Thursday of this week, the Board of the Green Climate Fund will decide whether or not banking giants HSBC and Credit Agricole will become "accredited entities" of the GCF. Accredited entities are official partners of the GCF; t...

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