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03 December 2021

The world's first sustainability ‘re-linked’ bond

Debuting a novel ‘step-down’ clause, Bank of China's recent $300 million notes offering looks to introduce sustainability-linked loans to the clout of the global bond...

01 December 2021

Using blended finance to retire coal power plants

'Phasing down' of fossil fuels may have been the biggest criticism of COP26, while measures like the ADB-led Energy Transition Mechanism are looking at innovative...

26 November 2021

Adaptation finance steps out of the shadows

Flying under the radar at the recent COP26 summit, finance for climate adaptation is finally receiving its due attention in the climate-action agenda.

25 November 2021

AIIB's Benny Zachariah on the bank's climate ambitions

Benny Zachariah, investment officer – financial institutions and syndications, speaks with Uxolo about the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank's plans to be Paris aligned...

18 November 2021

COP26 analysis: ‘Better than expected, worse than hoped’

Uxolo sat down with Dr Olaf Weber, University Research Chair in Sustainable Finance at Canada’s University of Waterloo, to discuss the climate finance outcomes of last...

15 November 2021

Danny Alexander: ‘Gas will be part of the transition for Asian developing nations.’

The Scottish MP-turned-vice president of AIIB speaks with Uxolo at COP26 to discuss the bank's climate financing plans, risk appetite, and plans to phase out fossil...

11 November 2021
Government, Renewables

COP26: From pledges to policies

Eric Usher, head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), considers the significance of COP26 for the private sector, the phasing out fossil fuel,...

04 November 2021

COP26: Financing alliance pledges $10bn for equitable energy transition

The ground-breaking coalition of philanthropies, multilateral and development finance institutions, and governments aims to unlock $100 billion of investment in green...

04 November 2021

COP26: Public and private financiers make landmark climate pledges

Ten G20 countries increase their climate finance commitments; billions in new development finance committed to private sector finance for climate action; and 450...

03 November 2021

COP26: EIB pledges $1bn for South Africa’s energy transition

The EIB’s funding forms part of an $8.5 billion commitment from France, Germany, the UK, the US and the EU to finance South Africa’s transition away from coal-fired...

02 November 2021

COP26: International partners pledge $665 million to ASEAN’s green recovery

The UK government, The EU, Italy’s CDP, and the Green Climate Fund all pledged funds for the ADB’s new Green Recovery Platform.

02 November 2021
Agriculture, Government

COP26: Leaders pledge $19bn to fight deforestation and land degradation

The 110 signatories of the agreement – which includes $7.2bn of pledges from the private sector – cover a combined 85% of the world’s forests.

01 November 2021
Government, Renewables

COP26: UK’s Johnson announces £5.4bn climate finance package

The package includes commitments to provide guarantees for climate-related projects in Africa and India, and new green funds for UK development financiers CDC Group and...

26 October 2021

What is holding blended finance back?

From a lack of common understanding, systematic metrics to evaluate impact to opacity in data, MDBs and DFIs weigh in on the challenges of structuring a blended finance...

20 October 2021

Risk transfer mechanisms can help bridge $3.7trn development finance gap

An OECD report calls for development finance actors to use risk transfer mechanisms to mobilise more private sector funding for the sustainable development goals.

14 October 2021

SIMA’s ‘unprecedented’ relief fund to keep lights on across Africa and Asia

The Energy Access Relief Fund amassed a unique coalition of investors to help 100 energy access companies survive a liquidity crunch brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic

07 October 2021

EU gears up to become world’s largest green bond issuer

The European Commission has adopted a new framework aimed at reassuring investors of the environmental credentials of its upcoming €250bn green bonds programme.

04 October 2021
Covid-19, Export & Agency

TFP: The paths less travelled with EBRD’s Makhmudova

The EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme continues its success and in no small measure that is down to its team. Kamola Makhmudova reflects on her decade as lead banker of...

30 September 2021
Government, Renewables

The hidden world of Chinese development finance revealed

Analysing close to $1 trillion worth of Chinese development projects since the turn of the millennium, a new report reveals that China now spends over double its closest...

30 September 2021
Impact Investment, Regulation, Government

Accelerating green investments in developing economies

In the run-up to COP26, some of the best minds involved in climate finance deliberate over the ways to attract private capital towards green investments and overcome...