#climate finance News

Officer workers in Singapore CBD
As the city-state seeks to expand its sustainable finance workforce over the next few years, the sector’s national certification agency has pushed out a “skills badge” that can be used to assess the green credentials of professionals.
Tharman Shanmugaratnam_Welcome Dinner Ecosperity Week 2024
He was drawing from a buzz phrase made popular by the Chinese, which means doing the bare minimum to get by. Avoid complacency but don’t adopt "catastrophic thinking", says Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the Ecosperity sustainability conference.
HEKINAN thermal power plant in Japan
The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero Asia Pacific (GFANZ APAC) network has launched a study to model the cost of retiring Japan’s coal plants early, which comes as the country’s government looks to review its energy plans this year.
Logging truck in Cambodia's Mondulkiri protected forest
Despite growing interest in nature and biodiversity, most investors have yet to incorporate deforestation into their financing policies and very few have done a detailed deforestation assessment across their portfolios, a new survey finds.
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#climate finance Opinion

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As the only multilateral institution charged with maintaining global financial and fiscal stability, the IMF’s role is critical for addressing climate change.
COP28 polluters pay 2
A new international tax taskforce is exploring tax policies that could finance sustainable development and climate action. This could pave the way for a fair taxation system that would accelerate a just transition.
Prabowo_Indonesia elections
Non-populist policies pose risks for politicians. Prabowo Subianto, who has claimed victory in the Indonesian presidential elections, is looking at creating five million green jobs, but stops short of pledging to phase out fossil fuels subsidies.
Palm oil plantation Kalimantan Indonesia
EB Studio Mutual benefits are assured when the financial sector collaborates with palm oil stakeholders. FIs can help smallholders secure credit, while getting access to data and insights required to make sound and profitable investment decisions.
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#climate finance Videos

COP27 protests
Rich nations need to shift investments into renewables instead, they say. The civic space for demonstrations at this year's climate summit, held in Egypt, is more restricted than the Scotland event last year.
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#climate finance Podcasts

EB Podcast climate insurance
Asia lags the world in natural catastrophe protection. Part of the problem could be counting extreme weather losses only after they happen, industry insiders tell the Eco-Business podcast.
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas assistant governor tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the regulator’s maiden sustainability report that features an empirical study of climate impacts on banks as well as the nation’s first taxonomy.
JET-P Indonesia podcast
The populous coal-rich powerhouse has six months to tell investors how it plans to spend G7 money to decarbonise equitably. We ask experts about the risks, strategy, and opportunities.
Earth for all podcast
"Earth For All" is an update to the landmark 1972 book that warned of our unsustainable growth. Jørgen Randers, the author who worked on both titles, tells Eco-Business what is at stake if we don't fix our broken economic system.
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