Climate Finance

CaptureAs climate concerns and other environmental anxieties mount, Wall Street and NGOs are working together to hammer the complexities of conservation into the kind of mature, repeatable financial products bankers sell every day. Green bonds, sustainable commodities, ecosystem services, carbon credits — some sectors of the conservation market are nearly ready to attract mainstream capital to bankroll large-scale restoration and conservation.


Saudi Aramco’s stranded assets

When Saudi Arabia’s oil giant announced plans last year to sell five percent of its shares in an initial public offering, a Saudi prince estimated the value of the company at $2 trillion. Analysts now believe Aramco value is worth perhaps half,...

Growing Republican support for a carbon tax

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and party elders are pushing a “conservative climate solution.” In return for a $40 per ton tax on carbon dioxide, the plan would scrap the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and protect fossil...


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