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  • Reply to: Cracking open the green bond market – What’s next?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Good thoughts here!! Developed and developing countries face rising financial challenges from climate change. Green bonds are the perfect tools to finance railways, roads, airports, buildings, energy and water infrastructure, while at the same time achieving positive returns for the environment and society.

    All the projects financed by green bonds have positive, climate-friendly spillovers, mitigating the downside risks of traditional fixed income instruments. As green bonds have a high degree of transparency, investors can also quantify the benefits of investing in them using accessible metrics (reduced CO2, for instance, or gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy produced).

  • Reply to: Why finance ministers may hold the keys to climate action   1 month 3 weeks ago

    Excellent points on the MF role and need for correct pricing but rather misleading and detracting image selection
    There are many examples of on-going Climate Change (-driven) impacts but the 2018 Kerala disaster was not one of them.

  • Reply to: Why finance ministers may hold the keys to climate action   2 months 3 days ago

    It is pertinent to orient environment and climate change fiscal reforms revenues towards addressing climate change challenges in the economy. Investment of such revenues in completely different activities that barely contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation defeats their intended purpose of mobilizing climate finance.

  • Reply to: Our children’s planet: What does their education have to do with climate change?   2 months 4 weeks ago

    LE CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE EST UN PROBLEME POIGNANT.TOUT LE MONDE DOIT CONTRIBUER POUR LA RESTAURATION DE LA PLANETE POUR NOTRE PROGENITURE.SI TOUT LE MONDE N EST PAS CONSCIENT ;TOUTE LA BANQUE MONDIALE NE PEUT RESOUDRE CE PROBLEME CLIMATIQUE.

  • Reply to: A warming world means it’s high time to rethink the composition of agricultural support   3 months 1 week ago

    I am an agribusiness specialist currently doing consultancy work with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Lusaka, Zambia. This is an interesting and very important topic especially to our rural farmers who may not have adequate access to this information. It is our duty to make them aware of the impact that some agricultural practices have on the climate. Funding has been done on most Agricultural projecst but one thing I have realized is that the projects are not yielding the desirable results as we would want. In my opinion I think this is due to the approaches that we have been using to pass on the key messages to the farmers. Mostly we have been using the mentoring model which I think is okay but I think coaching the farmers one on one would be ideal as we will get to understand the status quo of the farmers more and get to know which model will best work for them as per status quo. That way I think adoption of these modern smart agricultural methods will be more effective and achieve desirable results.