Financing Green September Issue

The August lull is over and the start of fall has already been busy! The Global Climate Action Summit earlier this month and the United Nations General Assembly meetings happening this week are expected to outline some action outcomes for sustainable development–and also specifically for green finance.

The Paulson Institute’s Green Finance Center has had an eventful summer with the launch of our video interview series and the re-launch of our green finance timeline. And we have much more to come. It will be a very active fall indeed.

Despite the chilling of the air–and the bilateral relationship–it is full steam ahead for us!

PI Green Finance Center


Call for Action in California

California Governor Jerry Brown began and closed the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) to much fanfare—signing of the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018 and the state’s intent to launch its own satellite. The GCAS was a three-day stage to highlight climate change challenges and bring global stakeholders together to begin to take action. Read More


The Green Team Speaks to…Mo Lingshui

Lingshui Mo is the climate and energy policy expert, Asian Development Bank (ADB), working on carbon market, low carbon city development, green finance, low carbon technology transfer and finance. She provides technical advice and develops knowledge products to assist ADB in regional carbon market development, carbon finance, pilot low carbon city program, establishing climate technology financing mechanisms, supporting implementation of NDCs in ADB’s Developing Member Countries (DMCs) etc. Read More


China’s National Carbon Market Makes Headway

At a recent meeting hosted by the Ministry of Ecology and the Environment (MEE), the China Electricity Council, and the Environmental Defense Fund, Vice Minister Zhuang Guotai again highlighted the importance of carbon markets in managing global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and the expected growth of these markets. Read More

China Daily: Banking on green

PI-GFC’s Deborah Lehr was quoted in a China Daily piece on China’s use of financial tools and markets to begin to tackle its domestic environmental goals and international commitments. Read More