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13 April 2019
Projects & Initiatives
Today, at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, Finance Ministers from more than twenty countries launched a new coalition aimed at driving stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts. The newly formed Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action endorsed a set of six common principles, known as the “Helsinki Principles,” that promote national climate action, especially through fiscal policy and the use of public finance.
27 February 2019
Smart Prosperity Institute and the Climate Bonds Initiative have released Green Finance State of the Market – 2018, the seventh annual stocktake of green bonds and sustainable finance in Canada.
26 February 2019
Making the Money Flow, the side event to the third session of Asia Pacific Ministerial Forum, jointly organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the government of Korea, explored best practices of innovative financing to tackle environmental challenges and support sustainable consumption and production.
6 February 2019

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises, are core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion in high-income and emerging economies, as well as low-income developing countries.

26 November 2018
Other News
Over 200 individuals from conservation organisations, governments, companies and financial institutions have joined in a “Call to Action” for greater efforts to secure “Biodiversity Net Gain” in the context of development. The call to action was issued during Natural Capital Week, where the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) launched a new set of roadmaps and guidance for business and government to craft economic development strategies that result in an overall gain of biodiversity, rather than loss.
13 November 2018
The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) launched its annual report, Financing Sustainable Development in Arab Countries, during its 11th Annual Conference on 8 November 2018. The report takes note of the Arab region’s immense funding gap towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the detrimental effects of long-lasting war and conflict on sustainable development and the region’s economy.
19 June 2018
Green growth is an imperative for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Yet many key stakeholders remain to be convinced. How can we persuade policymakers of the urgency of pursuing economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially equitable?
7 June 2018
The Roadmap for Green Competitiveness in the Norwegian Financial Sector, developed by Finance Norway, the country’s association of financial institutions comprising banks, insurers, investment firms and pension providers, sets the vision of a profitable and sustainable Norwegian financial sector in 2030.
17 April 2018
The UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has launched its final global report, Making Waves: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development. The report highlights opportunities to align the financial system with sustainable development, as well as pathways to success.
15 December 2017

Closing Date: 12/January/2018
Consultancy: scoping study of potential financing mechanisms for marine protected areas (MPAs) in North Devon
Institution: WWF
Location: any region