This article provides an overview of what green bonds are, and the role they could play in financing a response to climate change through conversion to low-carbon technologies. Read the article.
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When you invest in solar bonds, your earnings come from the payments received on longterm solar contracts. Structured like typical corporate bonds, an investor receives regular interest payments, with the original investment repaid at maturity. Available to all investors, $1000 minimum. Learn more.
The Croatan Institute is a new, independent institute researching complex environmental and social issues. Its first projects are focusing on the intersection of finance and sustainability, visualizing a more resilient, fossil-free future. Visit website.
This primer by the Case Foundation provides an introduction to impact investing for the newcomer. It includes several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors.
The UK-based Transition Network is a resource for communities that are self-organizing around the Transition model by creating initiatives that focus on rebuilding resilience and reducing CO2 emissions. The Network offers numerous types of information to support such efforts. It includes a directory of projects around the world. Visit website.
Energy investment is way lower than all experts recommend to keep warming at 2 degrees. Read the research.
This essay by David MacLeaod on Resilience.org is a good overview of David Holmgren’s “energy descent” scenarios, which focuses on his analysis of our current “brown tech” path (slow weaning from fossil fuels; rapid ramp up of climate change effects). See MacLeod’s essay. See also this somewhat more skeptical response from Dimitre Orlov on Resilience.org and Holmgren’s site.