Financing zero carbon heat: turning up the dial on investment

Financing zero carbon heat: turning up the dial on investment

Download the full report here: Financing zero carbon heat turning up the dial on investment Foreword The 2020s were dubbed the ‘decade of action’ for tackling the global climate crisis and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. This time last year, few were...

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Insights Paper: The Role of a UK NIB in a Green Recovery

Insights Paper: The Role of a UK NIB in a Green Recovery

Last week the UK Government announced the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB). It is a key next step in the Government’s Green Finance Strategy that launched last year - a strategy that also led to the establishment of the Green Finance Institute. Through...

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The Green Horizon Summit – The pivotal role of finance

The Green Horizon Summit – The pivotal role of finance

This month was meant to mark the start of the COP26 summit. World leaders had been expected to gather here in the UK to agree the next critical stage in the global response to the climate crisis. Nearly 200 countries would have been represented at the most important...

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Annual letter from the chair and chief executive

Annual letter from the chair and chief executive

This month marks the first anniversary of the Green Finance Institute. Ordinarily, we would celebrate such a milestone with our many friends and supporters as we did at our launch last summer during the Green Finance Summit at London’s Guildhall. These aren’t ordinary...

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The Green Finance Institute and members of the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB) highlight further pathways to UK Government’s energy efficiency goals

Building a Greener Future (part one)

Author: Emma Harvey, director, Green Finance Institute As the Christmas festivities fade into distant memory, households across the country will be packing away the tinsel and turning up the thermostat as the chilly weather arrives with the new year.  The cold winter...

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Green is the new black

Green is the new black

Author: Emma Harvey, director, Green Finance Institute Following a recent trip to the supermarket, I walked out with a bright green notebook that proclaimed “Green is the new Black” on its front cover.  This simple idiom brought a frequently debated question to mind:...

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Podcasts

Episode twenty: IPCC Report Special with Lord Nicholas Stern and Rhian-Mari Thomas
The latest release from the sixth IPCC Report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900, and that the global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming increase within the next two decades. The need for finance to support a transition to both net-zero and negative-carbon emissions has never been more urgent. In this IPCC Special episode, Green is the New Finance looks at the Report's findings and the role of finance. Guest Lord Nicholas Stern, I. G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, shares his views on the role of public finance, while Green Finance Institute chief executive, Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, discusses the role of private finance.
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Episode nineteen: Sam Evans and Krista Patrick, Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
How much does nature contribute to a regional economy, the health and well-being of its residents, as well as to building climate resilient communities? Greater Manchester Combined Authority's Sam Evans and Krista Patrick share the findings of its natural capital account and its journey to moving from public funding into attracting private investment with Green Finance Institute hosts Ryan Jude and Helen Avery.
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