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Decoding the proposed GCF Strategic Plan 2020-2023: Accreditation (Part 3)

This blog is Part 3 of a three part series. See here for Part 1: Private Sector Engagement and Part 2: Use of Financial Instruments. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 is up for consideration by the Board at its upcoming meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Why are we paying attention? The Strategic... continue reading »

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Mexico’s Oil and Gas Methane Regulation: Global Best Practice

Just over a year ago, in November 2018, Mexico published the most comprehensive regulation for oil and gas methane to date. We wrote about the reasoning and circumstances of it in a previous blog post. The regulation set out a process that companies would follow to implement measures to reduce methane emissions from their operations.... continue reading »

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Oil and Gas Methane Mitigation: An opportunity for increasing NDC ambition

Welcome to 2020: a pivotal year for countries to substantially ratchet up their ambition under the Paris Agreement. Under the “ratchet mechanism” (illustrated below) countries are expected to submit new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that represent a progression compared to the commitments they made in 2015. According to the United Nations Environment Programme,... continue reading »

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The Santiago Action Plan: A Silver Lining on Finance on the Margins of COP25

Despite COP25 failing to deliver its main objectives, something good came out from Madrid. While outside of the scope of the climate negotiations, the Santiago Action Plan was launched by the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action during the Green Finance Day at COP25. The Santiago Action Plan represents a key step to accelerate... continue reading »

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Virtual Pilot Case Study: How Article 6 Can Support Energy Sector Transformation

Presenting a “virtual pilot” between Sweden and Chile As showcased in the Nordic Pavilion at COP25 in Madrid, the Swedish Energy Agency and Chile’s Ministry of Energy have worked together to advance an example of a high integrity Article 6 cooperation. With support from CCAP, the virtual pilot is designed to promote higher ambition by... continue reading »

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