Fatima Arkin is a Devex contributor specializing in climate change, human rights, and sustainable development. She has reported across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America for Foreign Policy, SciDev.net, Maclean's, and many others. She holds a B.A. in international development and history from McGill University and a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University, both located in Montreal, Canada.
The Green Climate Fund’s multibillion-dollar portfolio faces a replenishment challenge. It remains to be seen if the world’s largest international climate fund will deliver under new leader Yannick Glemarec.
Two of the Inter-American Development Bank’s seven planned projects have lapsed, and GCF will no longer support the projects in their current form. How did a major multilateral development bank wind up with its projects terminated?
Last month at the Green Climate Fund's board meeting, the fund failed to approve almost a billion dollars in proposed projects and the executive director unexpectedly resigned. GCF's Zaheer Fakir, discusses the fund's policy gaps, the polarizing issue of replenishment, and how it might move forward.
Since withdrawing from the climate agreement, U.S. representatives continue to participate in international climate change negotiations and meetings. With China seemingly stepping into the U.S. former climate leadership position, all eyes are now on the U.S. midterm elections in November, where the makeup of Congress may well determine its climate support.
GCF failed to approve almost a billion dollars in proposed projects during a critical year for climate action with the rule book of the Paris Agreement expected to be finalized by the end of the year. Then its executive director, Howard Bamsey, resigned in a shock announcement, the effects of which are still reverberating across the international climate change community.
Though the technology is still in its early days, more than half of social-good blockchain initiatives are estimated to impact beneficiaries by the end of this year, according to a Stanford University report. To keep development practitioners abreast of this rapidly evolving space, Devex rounds up the top five things you need to know about blockchain and its most publicized application, cryptocurrency.