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Environmental Finance, COP Blog: Don't turn the GCF into the Greedy Corporate Fund

Dec. 22, 2014 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate disruption, Climate finance, Cop, Green climate fund, International finance, Karen orenstein, Lima, Peru

Posted 10 December, 2014 on Environmental Finance Last week, the UN Climate Summit in Lima, Peru, kicked off amid controversy with news that Japan had counted loans for coal projects in Indonesia as international climate finance. (Climate finance...

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Changing the climate at the COP

Dec. 22, 2014 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Cop, Lima

This year’s annual UN climate summit, known as the Conference of Parties or COP, has drawn to a close in Lima, Peru. In a disgraceful outcome predictable enough to be called a pattern, the COP once again failed to deliver what climate scienc...

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