Change finance or less finance?

This is a speech that was given at the 2021 AEMS summer school. We were kindly invited to speak about regulating international finance for social progress and to protect the environment. This provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the premises of the question, including whether finance has a key role to play in addressing climate change and biodiversity loss.

GFO’s response to the TSVCM consultation – do no “net” harm?

We welcome this consultation on the design of voluntary carbon markets. Overall, we find that: Emission reductions are still not being credibly prioritized in our opinion Despite their well-known issues, forestry offsets are not excluded Links to compliance markets are foreseen, that might create risks for the effectiveness of cap and trade markets (ETS) A …