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G20 Financial Leaders Commit to Exploring Green Finance Options – UNEP

Finance ministers and central banks governors of the G20 major economies committed on Saturday (Fe. 27)  to exploring ways of greening US$90 trillion of investments required over the next 15 years to achieve global sustainable development and climate objectives. Under the Chinese Presidency, G20 launched the Green Finance Study Group, co-chaired by China and the (…)

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Water scarcity affects more people than previously thought, study says

Four billion people worldwide are affected by severe water scarcity for at least one month a year, according to a study of University of Twente published in Science Advances. The conclusion of the study led by Arjen Hoekstra (creator of the water footprint concept and founder of the Water Footprint Network) came after many years’ extensive research (…)

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Unlocking and expanding access to climate finance from the bottom-up

Finance is one of the key elements to drive climate action and implementation in 2016 and in the years ahead. After the Paris Agreement set a long-term path towards emission reductions and adaptation measures, international community, governments and private sectors are called to transform their climate pledges into meaningful actions and gradually increase the current (…)