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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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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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