Leading Solutions to Climate Change Through Smarter Financing

Research

Center for Climate Finance, a Washington DC-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to discovering and leading solutions to global warming, its attendant effects on climate change, and its ultimate impacts on the Earth and Society through new strategies for investment and financing.  There is over $10 Trillion of new investment in the world per year today, almost all of it going to the causes of climate change.  We must end and reverse this trend towards a sustainable world.

Collaboration

The Center for Climate Finance has been founded by Michael Eckhart, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School for International and Policy Affairs (SIPA).  He was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance at Citigroup, co-author and organizer of the Green Bond Principles, founding President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), contributor to the design of the German Feed-in Tariff, founder of the Shell-Eskom Solar Company in South Africa, recipient of the Renewable Energy Man of the Year of India award in 1998,  recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2008, recipient of the ISES Global Policy Award, in 2013 and a pioneer in solar energy financing through the SolarBank Initiative. He is an active collaborator with peers worldwide.

Publishing

ClimateFinance.org website will publish monthly journals on the status of climate finance around the world, and build towards a book to be published by Columbia University Publishing, entitled "Climate Finance."

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Leading Solutions to Climate Change Through Smarter Financing

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