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Climate finance: quantity matters, but so does quality

June 5, 2023 By Brandon Wu

Last week, Reuters released a major investigative piece on climate finance The authors examined 10% of climate finance flows reported by developed countries to the UN, finding that: “at least $3 billion spent not on solar panels or wind farms but on coal-fired power, airports, crime-fighting or other programs that…

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Parts of the U.S. are becoming uninsurable due to climate change

June 1, 2023 By Brandon Wu

One of the bigger stories of this past weekend came with the bland heading “California New Business Update” – State Farm, the biggest homeowner insurance company in California, is no longer accepting new homeowner or property insurance applications from anyone in California. The reasons? Rising construction costs, “rapidly growing catastrophe…


Food crisis becoming the new normal

May 3, 2023 By Alberta Guerra

The leaders of development agencies and big donors, such as the EU and the United States, gathered today to comment on the Global Report on Food Crises 2023, which is dramatically alarming. In the words of the World Bank Director during the launch: “food crises, once exceptional, are becoming the…

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Losing everything to water

April 25, 2023 By Meredith Slater

Every morning when I was a child, my dad would declare, in a sing-song voice – “There’s nothing like a nice, hot shower!” – as he stepped into the steaming shower and the first deluge of water hit the top of his head. It’s a motto that has stuck with…

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Big Corporate Leadership Will Not Save Us

February 24, 2023 By Niranjali Amerasinghe

I was disappointed, on multiple levels, to hear about the Biden administration’s nomination of Ajay Banga, a private equity executive with no experience in public service, to head the World Bank.  First, the U.S. should have no real right to unilaterally name the World Bank President – it does so…