June 25, 2018

Experience to date has shown that calling for and relying on enhanced ambition and moral imperatives need to be complemented by supportive incentives. Climate policy action needs to be aligned with the national interest and the short-term focused priorities of governme...

June 4, 2018

Aligning climate action with the self-interest and short-term dominated priorities of decision-makers

With its very long-term and globally distributed effects, mitigating climate change runs up against two of the strongest forces of political and economic reality: short...

October 27, 2017

Climate Opportunity Initiative was featured at the International Sustainable Infrastructure Conference in New York in the Financing Sustanability session of 27 October 2017.

Szilvia Doczi discussed the intitiave with panel moderator Doug Hinricks of MottMacdonald and pa...

February 25, 2017

The proposed scheme of the Climate Opportunity Initiative is a very ambitious one. Not only is it based on a new approach to align the short-term self-interest of countries with climate action, but also its scope is very broad covering all greenhouse gases. So the ques...

August 21, 2016

To tackle climate change and to successfully implement the Paris Agreement, we need to recognise and own up to the reason behind the slow pace of action to date: the long-term and global nature of climate change conflicts with the priorities of decision makers, which a...

August 19, 2016

In other entries and pages of the site, I discussed the costs and financing need of the proposed plan. It is important, however, to keep in mind the difference between the financial and economic costs.

The proposed scheme’s financial costs are the payments that are made...

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