Posts by Bill Tyndall

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The Green Climate Fund – Making the Case to Trump Voters

My in-laws live in a small town in Northeast Ohio that could serve as the set for a documentary on the decline of manufacturing in the U.S.  A major rail line runs through the town and along that track are a half dozen shuttered plants.  My wife, who grew up in that town, reported last summer after... continue reading »

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Continuing the Fight for Climate and Clean Energy

The election of Donald Trump has profoundly altered the political landscape on clean energy and climate in the United States. We have elected a President who has claimed that he will bring back coal and walk away from the Paris Agreement.  We will have to see how he actually governs but there are some realities... continue reading »

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Impact Opportunities in Clean Energy

CCAP, in collaboration with the impact investment firm, The Alberleen Group, recently hosted a forum on Impact Opportunities in Clean Energy in New York City at Crow­ell & Mor­ing LLP Office. I had the privilege of co-hosting with The Alberleen Group founder and CEO—and CCAP Board Member—Jolyne Caruso.  The forum also featured a fireside conversation... continue reading »

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CCAP Applauds the Kigali Agreement to Reduce HFCs

This weekend, more than 190 countries adopted an amendment to the 1989 Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda, to reduce global levels of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 80 to 85 percent by 2047. CCAP applauds the international communities efforts to address HFCs—a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG)— through this landmark agreement. This is the second major international... continue reading »

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U.S. and China Joining the Paris Agreement Sends a Strong Signal to Developing Countries

On Saturday, the U.S. and China formally joined the Paris Agreement by delivering their official instruments of ratification to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon at the G20 summit in China. The commitments of the U.S. and China—two economic and technological superpowers–send a strong signal to developed and developing countries that implementing the Paris Agreement... continue reading »

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Building Climate and Clean Energy Solutions Post-Paris

I attended the June meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Songdo, Korea, to moderate a policy dinner that CCAP held there.  The GCF was established within the framework of the UNFCCC as a mechanism to provide mitigation and adaptation funding and financing to developing countries.  The ambition for the Fund is high.  When... continue reading »

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The Global Agreement to Fight Climate Change

Unbelievable, really. In Paris last December, 189 countries put commitments on the table to take action on climate. Then, last month on Earth Day, 175 of those countries came to New York to sign the Paris Agreement, including U.S., China and India. The Earth Day signing ceremony exceeded our expectations. With the support of these large... continue reading »

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Fulfilling the Promise of the Paris Agreement

To fulfill the promise of the landmark Paris Agreement, we must shift the focus to converting countries’ individual climate goals, their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), into real greenhouse gas reductions. Last month in Mexico City, CCAP hosted its Seventh Latin America Regional Dialogue, which brought together high-level developing country policy makers with representatives from... continue reading »

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