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All about South Africa's pollution prevention plans and carbon tax.

World Trade Organisation addresses environmental issues

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has launched a new publication in response to common questions about environmental issues.
New research from Sustainable Energy for All shows that energy access finance continues to be significantly off-track to meet 2030 targets.

World Bank’s guide to scale up green finance in emerging markets

The World Bank's new guide outlines the processes that financial regulators can use to develop a green taxonomy in order to scale up green finance.
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Nedbank accounts for green bonds launched in South Africa

The green bonds arrive a little over a month after Nedbank’s shareholders unanimously voted in support of two new sustainable development resolutions.

Kenya’s first green bond raises $41.45m

Kenya's first green bond has raised $41.45 million for the development of environmentally-friendly student accommodation.
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Issuance of green bonds tackles climate change in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that Nigeria will continue the issuance of green bonds to reverse the negative effects of climate change in the country.

Pioneering green bond fund to focus on emerging markets

IFC and HSBC Global Asset Management announced the establishment of the first global green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers in emerging markets.
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Nigeria moves to its second green bond issuance

Nigeria is set to undertake a second green bond issuance; a Series II Green Bond of up to $42 million, following the success of the first offer in 2017.
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Global green loan market available for developing nations

To accelerate the growth of the $33 billion global green loan market, IFC is offering Green Loan product to businesses in developing countries.

Citi bank announces first €1 billion green bond

Citi announced this week the issuance of the firm's first green bond, further enhancing its commitment to environmental and climate finance.
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Cities are the next frontier for climate investments, says report

According to IFC, cities in emerging markets alone have the potential to attract more than $29.4 trillion of climate investments.

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