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Pro-poor Climate Finance: Is There a Role for Private Finance in the Green Climate Fund?

Apr. 9, 2013 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth, Publications / Tags: Climate, Climate finance, Green climate fund, Karen orenstein

New Report from Friends of the Earth U.S. and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance This week in Washington, DC, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern is organizing the Ministerial Meeting on Mobilizing Climate Finance. This invitation-o...

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Friends of the Earth and 62 other US groups urge Secretary Clinton to support - not disparage - Robin Hood Tax

Sep. 28, 2012 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate finance, Karen orenstein, Robin hood tax

Yesterday, Friends of the Earth sent a letter signed by 63 U.S. organizations, to Secretary of State Clinton regarding misinformation spread internationally by State Department representatives about financial transaction taxes (also known as the R...

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Starting off right: Making climate finance publicly accountable at the Green Climate Fund

Aug. 21, 2012 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth, Publications / Tags: Climate finance, Green climate fund, Karen orenstein

On the eve of the first board meeting of the UN’s Green Climate Fund, Friends of the Earth U.S. -- along with GAIA and the Institute for Policy Studies -- has released a report that begins to tackle the conundrum faced by just about every de...

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Robin Hood, nurses, Woody Guthrie and Friends of the Earth: Let's tax Wall Street!

May. 30, 2012 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate finance, Karen orenstein, Robin hood tax

For almost 15 years now, I’ve been doing human rights and environmental advocacy work -- most of it in Washington, D.C. Just about anyone who has done that sort of thing for more than a decade in the belly of the beast (a.k.a, the nation&rsq...

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117 groups urge Climate Investment Funds to sunset, support for Green Climate Fund

Apr. 19, 2012 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate finance, Green climate fund, Karen orenstein

As the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual Spring Meetings get underway, 117 organizations from around the world today urged government funders of the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds to pivot away from financing the CIFs and ...

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