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Ceres Launching an Investor Water Toolkit

Ceres is a nonprofit organization focused on transforming the economy to build a sustainable future. To support this vision they are launching the Investor Water Toolkit, the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. The Toolkit is free to use, though it will require logging in to Ceres' website. Accounts are free and quick to set up.

Within the Toolkit, users will receive "how-to" guidance and decision making support for investors. Tools are separated into five easily accessible and understandable modules (see more below). Ceres will also be hosting a webinar exploring the Investor Water Toolkit on 11 January 2018 (details below).
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New Episode of AGWA's "ClimateReady" Podcast - Climate Finance & Green Bonds

The latest episode of AGWA's ClimateReady Podcast is now out! This episode focuses on the critical role of climate finance in achieving the SDGs as well as the need for standardization within the green bonds market. It features an interview with Anna Creed of Climate Bonds Initiative. In 2017 alone the green bond issuances topped $100bn USD. That's one way that we can help fund a sustainable future! But, there is still need to scale up investments in climate bonds within the nearly $100 trillion broader bond market. Take a listen below to find out more! And, don't forget to check out other episodes on AGWA's Knowledge Platform and subscribe through SoundCloud or iTunes!



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Special Issue of the Journal "International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics"

We would like to draw your attention to “Managing fragmentation and complexity in the emerging system of international climate finance", a special issue of the journal International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. The special issue, edited by Jonathan Pickering, Carola Betzold and Jakob Skovgaard, focuses on mapping the fragmented climate finance system, analysing the causes and consequences of fragmentation and discussing policy responses. This is done through in-depth articles covering topics including the allocation and ambiguity of adaptation finance, mobilising private adaptation finance, and exploring the role of Multilateral Development Banks, finance ministries and domestic party politics in climate finance allocation and negotiations. The introduction and a few other articles are open access (see below).

The authors' post on the INOGOV blog provides more explanation of the post-US election state of affairs of the climate finance system and of the contributions of the special issue.
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#ClimateIsWater - Green Infrastructure & Investing in Sustainability

In the ninth episode of the #ClimateIsWater series is Todd Gartner, Senior Associate and Manager of the Natural Infrastructure for Water Project at World Resources Institute (wri.org/our-work/project/natural-infrastructure-water). This episode focuses on the potential of green infrastructure to serve as a solution to some of climate change's impacts. Todd also discusses how we can better manage our water resources and think about infrastructure investments in the face of an uncertain future and a new climate reality.

Make sure to check out this episode and keep checking on the AGWA Blog and the #ClimateIsWater Vimeo Channel for future installments.

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