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Good morning, this is Kasmira, editor-in-chief of Geneva Solutions, with an eye today on what the US election outcome means for trade - and for the World Trade Organization leadership race after a key meeting today was cancelled.

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Kasmira Jefford, Geneva

09.11.2020


Today’s reason for hope


Climate finance for developing countries on rise Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for developing countries totalled $78.9bn in 2018, up 11 per cent from the previous year. The increase was driven by a rise in public climate finance, according to new figures from the OECD.

OECD (EN)

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Keystone/Salvatore di Nolfi

US elections are over - but what next for WTO leadership race? After a nerve-racking week, the United States finally declared Joe Biden as its next President. But for those hoping for a swift end in another selection process - that of appointing the next leader of the World Trade Organization - they may have to wait much longer.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Investors urge companies to advance no-deforestation efforts. A coalition of nine financial institutions representing €1.8 trillion in assets under management is asking companies to take action to end deforestation in their supply chains.

Climate Action (EN)

ESG data explosion shows surging importance of ‘non-financial’ data CDP, the non-profit formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, has seen a big jump this year in the number of companies disclosing sustainability data.

Financial Times (EN)

Here's what else is happening


Next on the agenda


9-19 November | Race to Zero Dialogues The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s online sessions will profile climate action solutions across the industry.

WBCSD (EN)

10 November | Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance Organised by the University of Geneva, the online summit will bring together academics and investment practitioners to explore key emerging issues in sustainable finance.

GSSF (EN)

16-20 November | Sustainable Innovation Forum This annual event explores the cross-sector, cross-industry collaboration needed to prevent a climate emergency.

Climate Action (EN)

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