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Climate change 15-12-2015

The Green Climate Fund’s not-so-green partners

The first projects of the Green Climate Fund have been approved. But the Fund's credibility has been tarnished by agreements with commercial banks involved in coal projects, like Deutsche Bank. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 03-12-2015

France targets African renewables projects for climate finance

African countries are among the world's smallest emitters of CO2, but are on the front line of climate change. France has pledged additional funding for climate adaptation, amid accusations of recycling old money. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 26-11-2015

France’s national emergency threatens to smother climate activism

The arrival of 147 heads of state in Paris on Sunday will take place under a draconian security regime. With many NGO demonstrations cancelled, some plan to turn to civil disobedience to make their voices heard. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 30-09-2015

Hollande boosts COP21 climate finance efforts

The French leader has promised an extra €2 billion per year to finance the fight against climate change in the Global South. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 28-09-2015

Climate negotiations undermined by doubts over financing

Developed countries have pledged $100 billion per year to help fight climate change in the global South. But as the Paris UN climate summit approaches, it is unclear where this money will come from. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 29-01-2015

Climate finance eclipsed by fossil fuel subsidies

The successful conclusion of a global agreement at the Paris Climate Conference depends heavily on the mobilisation of finance for the fight against climate change. So far, international fundraising efforts have lacked intensity. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 29-01-2015

Climate negotiations reveal new alliances in the Global South

The economic divides between developing countries are widening. In order to defend their interests at the climate negotiations, large emerging economies, small island states and the less advanced countries are forming alliances based on common concerns. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 12-12-2014

Global North-South divide shows signs of closing at Lima COP

The first donations from developing countries to the Green Climate Fund mark the modest beginnings of change in the relationship between North and South in the fight against climate change. EURACTIV France reports