New issue of newsletter on EU financial reform

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Editorial: The failure of financial reforms through undemocratic means Just before the G-20 Summit on 3-4 November 2011 in Cannes, the global financial system was once again at a state of crisis. Serious and escalating problems are coming from the Eurozone and European banks that own bonds from heavily indebted …

Follow the Money: Krishen Mehta on Capital Flight

kristy Reforming Global Finance

INTERVIEWS Follow the Money: Krishen Mehta on Capital Flight Krishen Mehta, Julia Taylor Kennedy How does capital flight work and how big a problem is it? Krishen Mehta of Global Financial Integrity (GFI) explains that in total, developing countries lose close to $1 trillion every year, of which 65 percent …

Green Climate Fund Fraud: Another World Bank Coup

kristy Green Prosperity

It’s official. South Africa’s neo-liberal politico, the World Bank flunky Trevor Manuel, will co-chair the 50-member committee to design the $100 billion Green Climate Fund! Talk about corruption of the UNFCCC process! Why, just last December in Cancun, the developing countries were assured that the World Bank would be taking …

The Road to the Green Climate Fund | World Resources Institute

kristy Green Prosperity

By Athena Ballesteros on February 14, 2011 Tags: adaptation climate finance financial institutions international policy MDB world bank Final session at COP-16 Cancun. Photo credit: WRIThis post originally appeared on the World Bank blog Development in a Changing Climate The UN Climate Talks in December 2010 concluded with a set …

National Funding Entities: European Capacity Building Initiative

kristy Green Prosperity, Reports You Need

Executive Summary The future of the global climate change negotiations hinges on an eventual UNFCCC globally embraced decision on climate change funding support for developing countries. Leading up to and during the Conference of Parties (COP) in Copenhagen, some positive signs on funding emerged. These positive signs, however, are in …

GLOBE Climate Legislation Study

kristy Reports You Need

The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study examines how climate change is being addressed through legislation, to varying extents, in major economies. Although the approach differs, according to national priorities and circumstances, the study fins that overall country aims – to reduce GHG emissions and prepare the country for the impacts of …

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

kristy SRI/ESG News

April 4th, 2011 IMPACT INVESTING CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Overseas Private Investment Corporation An Agency of the United States Government The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has launched a Call for Proposals for Impact Investing. Through this Call, OPIC seeks to catalyze ‘impact investments’ – …

Selling Solar by Damian Miller, Earthscan 2010

kristy Books and Reviews

Selling Solar by Damian Miller, Earthscan 2010 Review by Hazel Henderson This richly-sourced overview of all the ways solar energy is operating in the lives of millions of rural and less-affluent people is quite inspiring! Miller, as a dedicated and experienced engineer and practitioner, walks us through all the current …

GDF Suez, International Power merger may impact renewables assets

kristy Greentech

12 August 2010 DEALS NEWS… GDF Suez, International Power merger may impact renewables assets US clean technology developer KLD raises $6m to bring electric drive system to market Environmental consultant Tetra Tech secures $50m contract to engineer infrastructure in developing countries HgCapital, Nordisk Vindkraft sign deal for Swedish wind farm …

THE CLIMATE PROSPERITY ALLIANCE

Ethical Markets TV Series

THE CLIMATE PROSPERITY ALLIANCE is a global network of financiers, businesses, trade unions, NGOs and economic development agencies now changing the debate on climate.  Instead of wrangling about carbon emission caps and targets, the Climate Prosperity Alliance is turning the economic debate about “costs to the fossil fuel sectors” to …