News & Analysis

News and analysis on complex policy issues by experts in their field.

Jean Saldanha

2023: A more just world is still possible

Eurodad Director Jean Saldanha looks forward to the challenges and solutions in 2023.

  • Climate Finance

Join Eurodad and partners at the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings

Join Eurodad and partners at the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF), that will be held in-person in Washington, DC, alongside the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings 2022

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Mary Stokes

Six recommendations to ensure the new global climate finance goal is effective

We sent six recommendations to the UNFCCC so that the new post-2025 climate finance goal (NQCG) effectively helps deliver on the Paris Agreement. 

  • Climate Finance
  • NQCG
Leia Achampong

Where do things stand on the global US$100 billion climate finance goal?

Developed countries provided and mobilised US$ 83.3 billion in 2020 in climate finance, an increase on previous years but still a long way from the US$ 100 billion climate finance goal set in 2009. In this article, we take a look at the most recent data to assess where things stand today.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
  • NQCG
Eurodad

A look back at Eurodad Conference 2022

After two years of meeting online and three since we last met in person as a network, we came together in Brussels last week for our 2022 conference “Reboot the system: Defining joint strategies for economic justice”.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Leia Achampong

Q & A: The future global climate finance goal (aka NCQG) - what is it, why is it important and what does it entail?

One of the main outcomes of COP26 is the process to agree a new global climate finance target. In the following Q&A, Eurodad's climate finance expert answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the new collective quantified goal on climate finance.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes

Webinar Series "Skilling-up on Climate Finance"

Join us this May at Eurodad's climate finance webinar series, where we will take a deep dive into public climate finance flows, transparency of climate finance, and the gender dimensions of climate finance. 

  • Climate Finance

Joint civil society organisations’ letter to the EIB Board of Directors on the draft Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework

Ahead of the adoption of the EIB’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework (ESSF), civil society call on the EIB Directors to adopt a stronger set of policies and standards guiding its future operations, especially at a time when the EIB is creating a development branch and undergoing a transformation into the “EU Climate Bank”.

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

Join Eurodad's Policy Forum 2021

Join Eurodad at the virtual Policy Forum 2021 taking place from 22 to 25 November.

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

Inaction and wishful thinking: G20 summit shows why we must go back to true multilateralism

G20 leaders met in Rome last weekend (30 and 31 October) to address what they termed “today’s most pressing global challenges”. In the end they took no meaningful new decisions. The photo opportunity with G20 leaders throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain was a potent symbol of what the Summit turned out to be: wishful thinking without any action.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Eurodad

CSOs call on world leaders to end public finance for fossil fuels in 2021

Urgent action is needed to ensure 2021 marks the end of international public finance to fossil fuels. This would free up significant support for clean energy and a just and equitable transition worldwide.

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Open letter and joint CSO statement on the EIB Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework

Eurodad joins Counter Balance and other CSOs to call on the European Investment Bank to use the ESSF review to truly make the EIB  responsible lender.

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Leia Achampong

Eurodad submission to the EIB Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework consultation: Standard 5 Climate Change

Eurodad's response outlines recommendations on the need to reflect climate risks, climate impacts and vulnerabilities.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes

NGOs letter on the EIB’s review process of the Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework

This joint advocacy letter urges the European Investment Bank to ensure a meaningful public consultation. 

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Leia Achampong

A lot happened on international climate finance at the US Climate Summit; but what does it all mean?

While the Leaders' Summit on Climate brought together climate laggards and climate-vulnerable countries, the ‘invite-only’ nature of the Summit is another reminder that the climate agenda is still largely driven by rich, developed countries.

By Leia Achampong (Eurodad) and Carola Mejia (LATINDADD)

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Eurodad

Spring Meetings 2021: Yet another insufficient response to the Covid-19 crisis?

Eurodad's policy experts reflect on the 2021 IMF and WBG spring meetings, raising concerns of an insufficient response and the inability of the Bretton Woods Institutions to put global social equity at the heart of long-term plans to rebuild fairer post-pandemic.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Eurodad

Open letter to World Bank Group President David Malpass and WBG leadership calling for whole-of-institution WBG commitment to end its fossil fuels support

More than 150 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter to the World Bank Group president and leadership, calling on the World Bank to commit to ending all support for fossil fuels. 

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

Making the "EU Climate Bank" a reality

Next week, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will organise its annual  EIB-CSO seminar. Ahead of the event, Eurodad, together with 47 CSO organisations sent the following open letter, calling on the EIB to take necessary steps to truly become the EU Climate Bank

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

Outlook 2021: effective multilateralism under the UN will be crucial

2021 brings the hope that the Covid-19 pandemic can be controlled, but existing inequalities are exacerbating access to the vaccine and with it, return to normal life. Here we set out what we expect to be the biggest issues we face as a network in the coming year.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

In memory of Soren Ambrose

Eurodad pays tribute to the pioneering activism of Soren Ambrose, who dedicated his life to the cause of justice.

  • Climate Finance
Leia Achampong

FiC Joint CSO Statement - Public Development Banks must deliver on the world we want

From 10-12 November, the first summit of Public Development Banks, the Finance in Common Summit, will be held.

  • Climate Finance
  • FiC
Leia Achampong

Making the European ‘Climate’ Investment Bank work for developing countries

In response to the public consultation on the European Investment Bank Climate Bank Roadmap, this paper outlines what the Roadmap should do to fulfil the commitment to international climate finance.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Leia Achampong

Joint CSO Letter on the EIB Climate Bank Roadmap

The dual crises of Covid-19 and climate change represent an opportunity for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to become the world's first Climate Bank. 2020 also marks the year in which the EIB will develop a Climate Bank Roadmap.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Letter to the European Council on EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and Next Generation EU 2021-2024

The Next Generation EU fund offers a step in the right direction, however it must work to strengthen climate and environmental action, development co-operation, human development, gender equality, human rights and democracy, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding.

  • Climate Finance
Leia Achampong

NGO Statement: European Green Deal must strengthen partner countries’ recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

Today, Eurodad, along with 15 other civil society organisations, released a joint statement calling for the European Union to pursue a green recovery that supports all people, communities and the planet.

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

CSO FfD Group (including Women’s Working Group on FfD) Declaration High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD)

Background
 
As the UN meets this September to discuss the climate crisis and sustainable development, it is evident that meaningful progress is only possible if world leaders commit to fix a broken global financial system. Those impacted the most by inaction as the world confronts the multiple crises at our doorsteps - financial crises,
debt crises, climate crisis, and crisis of multilateralism - are those at the bottom rung of structural inequality ladder. This is in violation of the fundamental principles of human rights, especially women’s rights and gender equality.
  • Climate Finance