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What role can climate finance play in advancing climate adaptation in Africa? This was the central question at the recent UNFCCC Africa Climate Week 2022, held in Libreville, Gabon. With COP27 on the horizon and being touted as the “African COP,” can we expect a focus on Africa to dominate discussions? And if so, what can certain topics from Africa Climate Week tell us about what is to come in Cairo?
What is holding the private sector back from investing into nature based solutions? In short – financially viable projects. A new report developed by South Pole together with WWF investigated the key success factors in developing bankable NbS to highlight the growing opportunity of NbSs as investable propositions.
Companies taking initiative on climate change have found it’s not enough to simply purchase carbon credits each year to offset emissions. South Pole’s Climate Solutions Manager for Australia & New Zealand, Tara Oakley, explains how developing new, local carbon projects can be an important part of a company’s net zero strategy.
Climate adaptation remains grossly underfinanced, even while extreme weather events continue to disrupt their supply chains. The new Landscape Resilience Fund aims to change that.
Nature-based solutions (NBS) protect and restore ecosystems while tackling climate change and unlocking societal benefits, from mangroves providing hurricane protection in the US to conservation projects protecting endangered species and providing sustainable opportunities to local communities.
Don’t panic! The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the EU Taxonomy may seem complicated, but this blog simplifies things and provides directions on how financial institutions can navigate the dynamic road ahead.
Money managers need to become more literate in what biodiversity loss may cost them, and get ahead of new nature-related financial disclosures.
Shanti Mors, South Pole’s Sourcing Manager, talks through the opportunities in the Australian market to unlock nature-based carbon projects at scale.
Dirk Münch, a former investment banker and until recently CEO of Persistent Energy, has just joined South Pole as Director of Impact Funds & Ventures. We asked him about his motivation to join South Pole and where more action for climate investments is needed.
In many ways, Kenya is leading the way on green finance in Africa. In the past decade, the country has managed to decouple its fastly growing GDP and population from its GHG emissions. Now, Kenya is one of the only six countries worldwide with a greenhouse gas emission trajectory aligned with 2ºC or below, together with Ethiopia and Morocco.