Blockchain for Climate Finance

The world is faced with an unconventional, unprecedented challenge – that of climate change – and needs unconventional ways to overcome it. The intersection of climate, finance and technology is doing just that, by turning to blockchain for climate finance. This was the hot topic at several discussion sessions at COP 24, and therefore, this …

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Some Reflections on the Implications of a Trump Presidency for Climate Change Policy

The following blog is a contribution of Alan Miller, a lawyer and internationally recognized expert on climate finance and policy. Watching the election results from a hotel in Marrakech, the site of the latest climate negotiations, was a sobering experience. To realize that the future of the planet may now be so influenced by a person …

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What’s the Big Deal? : Stakeholder hopes for COP21

USA[1] Mitigation: reduction in emissions of major emitters Transparency: UN oversight to be sure countries fulfill pledges Monetary assistance for less-developed countries China[2] Negotiators will do a better job reaching a deal than heads of state (learned from Copenhagen 2009) Would limit warming to 2C or less Encouraging mobilization of $100 billion from developed countries to help less-developed …

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The Business of Free. Something to learn for climate change?

“We could have saved [the Earth] but we were too damned cheap.”  -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., A Man Without a Country. Recently, I became aware of a Pew Research Center poll that found overwhelming support for requiring better fuel efficiency for vehicles (79%), funding for alternative energy (74%), and strong support for spending more on mass …

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