Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Fiji to Sell World’s First Climate-change ‘Green’ Bonds

Fiji will issue a $50 million “green” bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so.

Building the First Hydrological Status and Outlook System

Building the First Hydrological Status and Outlook System

Following weeks of floods that have devastated different parts of the world, leading hydrologists are working to develop the first worldwide hydrological monitoring and modelling system aimed at helping countries prepare better for floods and droughts.

GCF Approves 11 Projects to Assist Developing Countries

GCF Approves 11 Projects to Assist Developing Countries

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) concluded its last Board meeting of 2017 by approving 11 new projects and programmes valued at USD 392.86 million to assist developing countries respond to climate change. The 18th meeting of the Board approved funding for 11 climate finance initiatives during a three-day meeting in […]

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Mini-Grid Project Guide Developed for Small Islands

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can transform their power sectors towards renewable energy, addressing the challenges of affordable energy and climate change. In this context, renewable mini-grid solutions, composed of electricity generators and storage systems interconnected to a distribution network which supplies electricity to a localised group of customers, are […]

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Heads of UN and World Bank Announce Initiative to Ramp Up Finance for Climate Action

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recently announced plans to accelerate the flow of finance for climate action through a new platform dedicated to identifying and facilitating transformational investments in developing countries.

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GCF Readiness Funding to Advance Viet Nam’s National Climate Change Actions

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Viet Nam have signed letters of agreement approving nearly USD 300,000 in GCF Readiness funding to support the country’s green growth and climate action strategies.