'Give us the powers to raise climate change funds', say world's mayors
To effectively confront climate change and grow sustainably, cities need direct access to cash, mayors argue
Rich nations say on track for promised $100 bln climate finance
The pledge of fast-rising funds was first made in 2009 to help poor nations rein in emissions and adapt to climate change
Green Climate Fund approves $745 mln for projects, lags 2016 goal
Civil society observers express concerns the GCF board is not making decisions transparently in rush to allocate funds
FEATURE-Can global climate cash keep Senegal's salt collectors afloat?
In West Africa, communities are grappling with the challenges of tapping into international climate finance
Carbon price impact from Ontario cap-and-trade entry seen limited
California posted disappointing results last month from an auction of carbon permits
INTERVIEW: Green Climate Fund needs ideas with low-carbon wow factor - ex-head
Now the fund is up and running, it must start selecting projects that can make a real difference, says former director
As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them
Right now, "there is no uniform system to calculate losses, which is hampering disaster planning measures"
Insurers call on G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020
"Climate change in particular represents the mother of all risks"
China's parliament proposes new environmental tax benefits -state media
The proposal is part of a much-anticipated new code aimed at curbing the country's emissions
New ways to lower investment risk seek to propel climate action
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