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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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Are Transport NAMAs the Key to NDCs?

Transport mitigation actions can be complicated, and their effects are notoriously hard to measure. Successful transport Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are programs that have overcome these challenges and offer valuable lessons about how to link on the ground actions with national GHG-reduction commitments. CCAP and GIZ hosted a session on November 13th that took... 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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The Paris Agreement Enters into Force!

Today, the world celebrates the Paris Agreement’s entry into force. No other multilateral treaty has had the momentum that Paris had. Over 97 countries, representing more than 67% of global emissions have deposited their Paris Agreement instruments of ratification—crossing the thresholds provided for in the Agreement. The Paris Agreement is one of the fastest-ratified agreements;... 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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