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Canada bolsters Green Climate Fund as Europe emerges as biggest per capita backer

Onshore wind turbine construction

Harper government confirms $300m pledge to GCF, despite previous criticism of UN climate negotiations

24 Nov 2014

US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

Cayman Islands

Rich countries pledged to find $100bn a year by 2020, but so far only Germany has made a significant contribution

22 Sep 2014

BASIC nations urge richer countries to accept climate responsibility

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Developed countries not doing enough to cut emissions and fund adaptation efforts, say Brazil, China, South Africa, and India,

08 Aug 2014

German development bank issues €1.5bn green bond

KfW aims to 'support the development of responsible investing from its niche into the broader capital market'

16 Jul 2014

UN hails progress at latest Bonn climate talks

Two week summit ends positively as negotiators edge towards an international emissions reduction framework for 2015

16 Jun 2014

UN official: The world is ready for a Paris climate deal

Richard Kinley, deputy director of the UNFCCC, explains why he is holding out hope for a climate deal in Paris in 2015

30 Apr 2014

UK to lead new climate finance 'lab'

Greg Barker reveals plan to find new ways of driving large scale investment into low carbon projects in developing countries

11 Apr 2014

PensionDanmark chief: How to plug the billion dollar climate finance gap

Torben Möger Pedersen tells BusinessGreen climate finance must be made more attractive to the private sector

24 Mar 2014

Belgium, Germany, USA and others pledge $200m climate aid

Council of the Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund back projects in Cameroon, Namibia, Haiti and the Andean region

24 Jun 2013

Doha: Davey demands climate ambition after "modest step forward"

Summit closes with agreements on climate aid, Kyoto Protocol and procedure, but green groups unhappy with "polluter's charter"

10 Dec 2012

UK and Germany launch new fund to help poor nations cut emissions

New NAMA fund launched as Norway "rewards" Brazil's effort to limit deforestation with £111m donation to Amazon Fund

07 Dec 2012

Doha: Deal still within reach as final countdown begins

Agreements in the balance on Kyoto Protocol and climate aid, but nations express willingness to engage

06 Dec 2012

Doha: Ban Ki-moon calls for climate aid assurances

UN chief says a 2015 climate deal could be undermined if developed countries fail to outline how they plan to mobilise $100bn fund

05 Dec 2012

Lord Stern: Poorer countries must share carbon-cutting burden

New paper by leading economist says action will be required from emerging economies even if rich countries produce zero emissions by 2030

04 Dec 2012

Climate change spending insufficient to weather the storm

Report finds cumulative investment in climate-related projects of $364bn last year needs to be more than trebled

03 Dec 2012

Davey heads to Doha 'hopeful' a deal can be struck

Energy and Climate Change Secretary calls for 'concrete actions to reduce emissions' before 2015

03 Dec 2012

Bid to streamline Doha talks could herald emissions progress

Observers argue attempt to end two-track negotiations could remove overlap and accelerate progress towards carbon-cutting agreement

30 Nov 2012

Climate funding deficit could undermine Doha Summit

As summit kicks off, separate reports say rich nations are failing to meet climate funding commitments and the problem is likely to get worse

26 Nov 2012

Barker: UK green firms can tap into 'huge' African opportunity

Climate Change Minister says forging links with emerging low carbon markets will be key to UK growth after leading successful trade mission

08 Oct 2012

Green Climate Fund to discuss $100bn pledged by rich countries

UN body set up to be world's single biggest source of financing for climate change mitigation faces complex and difficult task

23 Aug 2012

UN: Developing countries offer "staggering" clean tech opportunity

Green businesses can take advantage of new markets and help UN meet its goal of universal access to energy, says UN Foundation exec

27 Apr 2012

Carbon cutting projects to qualify for UN-backed interest-free loans

UNFCCC unveils scheme to help fund green projects in the world's least developed countries

23 Apr 2012

UK takes lead on £3bn public-private green fund

Government pledges £110m in green energy funding to promised £2.9bn climate aid push

30 Jan 2012

Huhne defends "substantial step forward" at Durban

Energy and Climate Change Secretary tells MPs agreement is an important "stepping stone" to a global legally binding deal

14 Dec 2011

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