Bloomberg BNA publishes Climate Mundial’s definition of Green Finance for Climate Change. Download the paper by Daniel Rossetto with contributions from Bruce Tozer at GreenFinanceBNA
Climate Mundial is proud to announce that it has become a supporter of the Climate Neutral Now initiative.
Climate Mundial is a climate finance and sustainable development firm, whose mission is to assist clients develop and finance renewable energy, carbon mitigation and climate adaptation projects in developing countries.
Climate Neutral Now seeks to inspire individuals and organisations and to recognise them for their contribution to climate change action, becoming part of the momentum created by the global climate agreement achieved in Paris last December.
As a company with profound understanding of the challenge that climate change represents and the opportunities that our society has to respond to that challenge and turn it into an opportunity, Climate Mundial has committed to contribute to global climate neutrality by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions and compensating the remaining emissions with UN-certified climate credits.
“Climate Neutral Now addresses the core of the Paris Agreement promise: a climate neutral society by mid-century, to ensure that we stay below the 2 degrees Celsius target. The initiative encourages organisations and individuals to do more, now, to voluntarily contribute to reaching that goal. Climate Mundial is honoured to support such action”, said Daniel Rossetto, Managing Director of the company.
Mr. Rossetto also called for organisations of all types and individuals to support the initiative, which is led by the UNFCCC secretariat. “Everyone can contribute through their own action at home, and by supporting credible, valuable emission reduction projects that also promote sustainable development in developing countries”, he said.
For more information on Climate Neutral Now and to join it, please visit www.ClimateNeutralNow.org
Green bonds have been growing in popularity, a trend that could be bolstered by the widespread attention given to Pope Francis’s environment encyclical and the looming global climate talks in Paris. But what exactly is a green bond? Who determines for investors if something qualifies? And what role might the United Nations play in answering those questions? Daniel Rossetto, managing director of Climate Mundial, this week took a closer look at the state of green bonds for Bloomberg BNA’s International Environment Reporter publication. Download the article here: BNAgreenbonds
“A China-U.S. climate deal that involves the former committing to capping emissions is a breakthrough,” Daniel Rossetto, managing director of Climate Mundial Ltd. in London, which provides advice on emissions trading, said by e-mail. “Opponents to cap and trade in the U.S. have always been safe in quoting inaction by China as a reason for blocking cap and trade. If China follows through on today’s commitment, that pre-condition no longer holds.”
Click here to read the full article on Bloomberg.
Climate Mundial’s Daniel Rossetto was a keynote speaker at today’s “Football Without a Carbon Footprint” workshop held at the Brazilian Embassy in London. At the event, Brazilian environment ministry director and member of the CDM Executive Board oultined the successful offsetting of more than half a million tonnes of CO2 emissions at the FIFA World Cup held in Brazil in June 2014. Click here to visit the Brazilian Embassy’s press release about the event.
The CDM would make the ideal eligibility assessment, measurement and verification tool for green bonds. This was the proposal put forward today by Daniel Rossetto of Climate Mundial at the CDM for the Future workshop being held at the UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Click here to download the presentation.
As the Board of the Green Climate Fund meets in Bali, Indonesia from 19-21 February, Climate Mundial draws attention to the possible design of the Fund’s Private Sector Facility, which will be of interest to participants in the CDM market.
On the CDM the paper states:
“Regardless of the fate of carbon credits as compliance instruments in a post-2020 world, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has created a credible and transparent framework for results-based (pay-for-performance) financing of low cost mitigation activities, in poor rural and urban communities in developing countries. Using reverse auctions to establish required floor prices, the PSF could provide price guarantees on certified emission reductions (CERs) from CDM projects that supply clean efficient cook stoves, high-efficiency lighting, solar photovoltaic supply and solar energy appliances, small-scale biomethanation projects and the like, driving private capital into marketplaces and countries where the product and services are unaffordable and private capital is rarely deployed at scale. The PSF could retire the CERs to avoid double-counting by re-use of these CERs for compliance purposes.”
This item and others related to climate finance were the subject of an interview today by Climate Mundial managing director Daniel Rossetto with Bloomberg News. Contact us for further details about the interview.