Chapter News, Financing for Development/UN SDG's

Opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

The EU is hosting a number of flagship events in the margins of the General Assembly and EU representatives have a full agenda of high-level debates  President Jean-Claude Juncker, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will together with European Council President Donald Tusk attend today the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. In the side-lines, President Juncker, accompanied by Commissioner Hahn, will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze. Yesterday, President Juncker - at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United...

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Bill Rhodes: Beware of Emerging Markets

by Bill Rhodes, President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC and author of Banker to the World: Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance Don’t be fooled. The high levels of volatility in emerging markets and sharp, sporadic pressures on a range of currencies, including those of Argentina, Mexico and Turkey, which holds elections on Sunday, are the opening salvos in a new period of mounting risks and uncertainties. The tensions and challenges in developing economies that will...

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Investment Plan for Europe Update

The European Fund for Strategic Investments #EFSI has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015. It has supported at least 750,000 jobs in the EU.     More results here.   EFSI in the Research, Development and Innovation sector Sustained investment is required to turn research and development into innovation. Investing in research is a priority for the EU and the Investment Plan for Europe has been instrumental in supporting research-related projects across Europe. On average, around a quarter of Investment Plan...

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Governor Cuomo Announces New U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives to Mark One-Year Anniversary of President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Paris Climate Accord

U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives Draw on New York State's Leadership in Combatting Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Reforming the Energy Vision Initiative, and Nation's Largest Green Bank New Commitments Include Reducing 'Super Pollutants,' Expanding Clean Energy Financing, Storing Carbon in Landscapes, and Softening the Negative Impact of Federal Solar Tariffs U.S. Climate Alliance States Remain on Track to Meet Their Share of U.S. Paris Agreement Target for at Least 25% Emissions Reductions by 2025 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today marked the one-year anniversary...

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