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Pioneered by the World Bank more than a decade ago, green bond sales have ballooned in recent years. Image: iStock

AIB on Wednesday became the first Irish bank to venture into the burgeoning green bonds market, raising €1 billion of capital to support lending towar(...)

Congolese refugee Riziki Kwabo, 36, says it’s been hard taking care of five young children who are all out of school. Now, they also risk eviction. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Past bumpy dirt roads packed with hustling traders and election posters, down a side street in the Kampala neighbourhood of Kibuye, is an area refugee(...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Frank Miller

Covid-19 has “laid bare” issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, President Michael D Higgins will say on Monday. In an addres(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Thursday. Photograph: Richard Drew/File/AP Photo

European shares broke a four-day winning run on Thursday, with banks reeling from the prospect of near-zero interest rates for a prolonged period, whi(...)

 Lina Prieto and her daughter, Luna, at their home in Bogotá, Colombia. Photograph: Federico Rios/New York Times

Her mother, a housekeeper, never made it past second grade. Her father, a policeman, never finished high school. But Lina Prieto had won a spot in the(...)

Green bond sales have ballooned in recent years, as states and companies seek to live up to the Paris accord.

Bank of Ireland has laid the groundwork to enter the burgeoning ‘green bonds’ market in the coming months, opening up a fresh funding source to financ(...)

A man wounded by the recent explosion at Beirut port  takes a picture with the newly-appointed prime minister of Lebanon, Mustapha Adib,  in Beirut’s  Gemmayzeh neighbourhood on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Mustapha Adib has been appointed Lebanon’s prime minister to head a new government tasked with tackling a crippling economic crisis and steering Beiru(...)

Up to 270 million more people will go hungry in 2020 because of disruptions to harvests and supply chains, Christian Aid warns.

Developing countries are struggling to meet the costs of Covid-19, according to charity Christian Aid. And it says the money such countries are losing(...)

Tennis champion and equality campaigner Billie Jean King: ‘You’ve got to have visibility.’ Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP

Women around the world will have to wait another two centuries for the global gender gap to fully close. That’s what the World Economic Forum predict(...)

Harvesting of rock water in Embu, Kenya, has improved access to the resource for locals. Photograph: Lar Boland

Smallholder farmers are the backbone of the global rural economy, but they are bearing the brunt of climate change. Worldwide, there are 500 million (...)

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