..and Prof Winkler talks EU, pre & post 2020

And this time at a Side Event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference on Tuesday 11th June, our very own director, Prof Winkler, gets his teeth into the issue of post-2020 European energy & climate policies. Topics of discussion ranged from the role for RE (and how this would impact on developing countries), the consequences of an EU-wide carbon tax. Of course no discussion would be complete without touching on pre-2020 ambition. A succinct summary of the event has already been… Read more..and Prof Winkler talks EU, pre & post 2020

Is private finance the silver bullet for the 100US$billion US by 2020?

An interesting discussion was brewing at the side event hosted by CAN Europe ‘ Private Sector Finance and its role in enhancing climate action’ amongst the presenters and respondents (representatives from the European Investment Bank, European Commission, kfW, Government of Pakistan as well as CAN Europe & Eurodad). There was agreement that private finance has potential, but it’s not a silver bullet for the 100US$ billion by 2020. Concerns were raised by Eurodad about the leveraging, accountability and monitoring of… Read moreIs private finance the silver bullet for the 100US$billion US by 2020?