COP25 — The Hard Work of Redefining Prosperity

The COP25 UN climate negotiations, which concluded on Sunday in Madrid, were the longest in the history of the process. This makes sense, because some of the most logistically complicated elements of a cooperative plan to upgrade economic activity everywhere were on the table. We see the COP25 as having generated important breakthroughs, though also … Continue reading COP25 — The Hard Work of Redefining Prosperity

Funding for Climate Action Jumps 54% in One Year

The climate-smart finance ‘race to the top’ is underway and accelerating. Writing for Bloomberg News, Naureen Malik has cited Resilience Intel’s climate-smart finance aggregation work, noting: The money being committed to address climate change has jumped 54% this year in response to efforts to check global warming, according to a study. The Resilience Intel working … Continue reading Funding for Climate Action Jumps 54% in One Year

Cooperative Finance to Avoid Stranded Asset Risk

Cooperative finance strategies can optimize innovation timelines and help all stakeholders eliminate stranded asset liability cost and risk. A “stranded asset” is a facility or resource that cannot be used productively, even if the owner is willing to take significant losses to keep it running or to extend the life of a once-valuable contract. The … Continue reading Cooperative Finance to Avoid Stranded Asset Risk

Trillions Await Signal to Fund Clean Economy

Our collective response to climate disruption will shape the future of finance, innovation, and everyday wellbeing. The Pre-COP meetings in Costa Rica made clear that stakeholders and major institutions are looking forward to new and more ambitious commitments from nation-states at COP25 in Chile in December. Chile’s COP25 Presidency has called for integration of ocean … Continue reading Trillions Await Signal to Fund Clean Economy