Civil Society to Green Climate Fund: Don’t Shut Us Out!

Civil Society to Green Climate Fund: Don’t Shut Us Out!

Co-­â€Chairs and members of the Board of the Green Climate Fund March 12, 2013 Via GCF Interim Secretariat Dear Co-­â€Chairs and members of the Board: We, the undersigned organizations from developing and developed countries,...
Interview with Janet Redman, IPS, on the Green Climate Fund

Interview with Janet Redman, IPS, on the Green Climate Fund

A meeting is being held this week in Berlin, Germany, to discuss an important fund that could provide money to poor countries to help them adapt to a warmer world, build clean energy infrastructure, and avoid further climate crisis. Janet Redman, co-director of the...
Durban Diary: Climate Reality Check

Durban Diary: Climate Reality Check

International climate negotiations, like those now grinding through their second week in Durban, South Africa, are generally rife with spin and counter spin. Governments, media, business groups – even non-profits – vie to get their messages to trump the rest. The...
Durban Diary: Who is the One Percent at the UN Climate Convention?

Durban Diary: Who is the One Percent at the UN Climate Convention?

Janet Redman, co-director of the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network at the Institute for Policy Studies, is observing the United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Before condemning the UN climate convention, which is still the most democratic space...

G20 Missed Its Chance to Take Action on Climate Change

Just about every country in the G20 has passed the buck when it comes to taking action on solving the climate crisis. China told the United States to make stronger commitments on global warning in the form of money and pollution cuts. The United States said it...

Statement by Janet Redman: United States Threatens Green Climate Fund

Washington DC — Tonight as leaders from 40 countries attempted to wrap up more than 10 months of negotiations in Cape Town, South Africa, on the creation of a new Green Climate Fund, the United States threatened to derail the process. The purpose of a new fund...

Ensuring Equity in the Green Climate Fund

The creation of a global Green Climate Fund represents an important victory for developing countries and their civil society allies at the UN climate talks held in Cancun in 2010. However, the daunting task of designing almost all major elements of the new fund...

Investing in Our Future Act of 2011

Even as Wall Street reaps record profits, the financial crisis continues to push millions of people around the world deeper into poverty while shrinking national budgets that provide social safety nets. The financial sector collects huge economic benefits from global...

Fair and Effective Climate Finance

This assessment of climate finance in the global climate negotiations is endorsed by the following organizations and networks: 11.11.11; Action Aid; APRODEV; Both Ends; Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale; Eurodad; Friends of the Earth England Wales and...

Towards a Global Climate Fund

In a world long plagued by poverty, the climate crisis is now terrifyingly urgent. We, the undersigned groups and organizations, understand that to meet these crises, the global community will have to rapidly mobilize at least on a scale comparable to recent responses...