Can’t get enough of environmental finance blog posts and articles? Check out our list of blogs and newsletters that we’re following along as well. Ranging from local government finance strategies to water and sanitation for health issues, these are just a few of our favorites:
Stay informed about global water news and never miss any of Circle of Blue reporting, which focuses on water and its relationships to food, energy, and health, by joining this weekly newsletter. Circle of Blue also has two other newsletters to keep you up to date on the water finance landscape: to have new, international water news delivered to you daily, sign up for The Stream, and for the latest digest of U.S. government water news, the Federal Water Tap newsletter.
The Aguanomics blog shares updates and insights on the political economy of water. Depending how often you want to read up on this topic, Aguanomics offers two subscription options—receive all new posts to your inbox as they are published, or the “semi-monthly” newsletter.
The Smart Management for Small Water Systems blog publishes posts on water system finance and management practices tailored for small systems. Posts vary in topic, from asset management to water loss reduction, but each has its own values to systems serving 10,000 or fewer.
This blog is produced by the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. Insights offers WRI experts’ timely analysis and commentary on crucial issues at the nexus of environment and human development. Posts are published multiple times a week with diverse and intriguing topics.
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) provides loans for water, sewer, and solid waste infrastructure, manages energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, oversees land conservation projects, and monitors state-owned fuel storage tanks throughout Georgia. GEFA’s blog highlights activities and news around the state, but the issues are applicable to those in other states as well.
Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond is produced by the UNC School of Government. According to the blog, its purpose is to support community and economic development efforts in North Carolina communities by disseminating information about relevant law, policy, and promising practices. For more content on local government law in North Carolina, you can also subscribe to the School of Government’s Coates’ Cannon Blog.
The Clean Energy Finance Forum, produced by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, advances the growth of energy efficiency finance and solar energy finance by providing high-quality news, events, and dialogue. The biweekly newsletter keeps busy readers up to date on top news in clean energy finance world.
IRC is an “ international think-and-do tank” working with governments, entrepreneurs, and and NGOs to find lasting solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation, and hygiene services. The blog is conversation-based, where IRC experts write about the challenges they face and welcome ideas and observations.
While Stephanie Evergreen’s blog is not focused on environmental finance, it does deliver high-quality content on something very important to nearly all industries, including environmental finance—intentional reporting and data visualization. Evergreen uses a research-based approach to visualization and design to help people understand complex matters in a comprehensible way. She shows her readers how they can implement these skills in their own work, which can be especially valuable in a space like environmental finance where the important issues can sometimes be misunderstood.
Have a favorite environmental finance blog or newsletter not listed? Leave your favorites in the comments below.
Liz Harvell joined the EFC at UNC in May 2017 as the Outreach Coordinator. Liz graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2017, where she majored in Business Journalism, with a minor in Environmental Science and Studies. As an undergraduate she interned with The Institute for the Environment, The Dow Jones News Fund, and the Three Zeros Initiative.