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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. Yet so far, the EIB ...

Could this month’s UN climate conference be the catalyst to get the world back on track?

Leia Achampong

12 Jun 2020 06:27:16

Could this month’s UN climate conference be the catalyst to get the world back on track? The national lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to many meetings on climate change being cancelled in 2020, including the UN COP26 climate conference and the June technical meetings ahead of that conference. Consequently, the opportunities to advance discussions on climate finance have reduced dramatically this year. That is why the decision by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat to hold the June Momentum on Climate Change (UNFCCC) online at the beginning of this month was so welcomed. This was an eight-day event on climate action aimed at continuing cooperation throughout the pandemic, and advancing solutions to the climate crisis.   The rallying call ...

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

Leia Achampong

11 May 2020 09:25:50

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.  Countries all over the world have mobilised to react to the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘But for developing countries in the global south, their experiences are compounded by the ongoing climate impacts that they’re also experiencing during this pandemic.  As European countries start transitioning to a post-COVID-19 period, it’s imperative that a green recovery plan is equitable, transparent, inclusive and contributes to a global recovery response that supports developing countries too.  The immediate priority is for the EU to demonstrate solidarity with partner countries in the ...