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No Exceptions: Why HSBC's new coal policy could fuel climate change

In order to stop climate change from hurting the world’s poor, we need to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, especially coal, from being built. Finance from banks has helped build new coal plants, when it should be going to underfunded renewable projects. This report looks at the new energy policy from HSBC. It asks why the bank has omitted Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia from its ban on coal financing, when other banks like Standard Chartered have ruled out coal financing in all countries.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire (Part 2)

A debilitating drought may bring riots and social unrest in one country, but in a neighbouring country, the same problem may be dealt with by citizen mobilisation towards collective action solutions. To a large extent, governance capacity and community resilience explains the nature and structure of the response. In this report, three case studies – from Angola, Mali, and Honduras – of actual responses to climate change and conflict are presented.

Taken by storm: responding to the impacts of climate change

This report shows the devastating ways climate change is affecting people around the world and forcing communities to change their ways of life.  

Financing our future: using development finance for zero-carbon future

Argues that UK Government and multilateral development banks should play role in transition to equitable zero-carbon energy systems in global South.

Supporting Small Businesses in Developing Countries: What programmes work and why

This report focuses on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and seeks to understand how best to harness the potential of these enterprises in improving the livelihoods of millions of people – in particular women – in the developing world.