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Commonwealth helps Jamaica secure $500,000 climate grant Blue Mountains, Jamaica

8 October 2019

The Commonwealth has helped Jamaica secure a grant to assist it towards establishing the first ever Caribbean green bond. The grant, valued at over $500,000, will pay for a ‘readiness initiative’ involving an analysis of the development and operation of a green bond market and the creation of regional green bond guidelines in accordance with international standards.

Blog: Helping to level the playing field for regulators - Introducing the Commonwealth Fintech Policy Toolkit Computer chip resembling a digital landscape

7 October 2019

The blistering pace of innovation in financial services has seen the emergence, in the past two decades, of an array of new technologies deployed into the market – and new companies using those technologies – in more than a hundred countries around the globe.

Sport reforms in Mauritius attract Commonwealth experts People playing volleyball near sea

7 October 2019

Commonwealth sport policy experts will meet in Mauritius today to draw inspiration from the pioneering sport reforms the country has undertaken with the Secretariat’s support.

Commonwealth team to observe Mozambique elections Voters in Mozambique holding up finger

7 October 2019

The Commonwealth will send a team to observe elections in Mozambique, which will take place on 15 October.

Secretary-General welcomes release of Cameroon detainees Cameroon flag

6 October 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the release of Maurice Kamto, leader of the Mouvement pour la Rennaissance du Cameroun (MRC), and 102 members of the party on 4 October 2019.

Game on! Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change with regenerative solutions model Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launching common earth at marlborough House

4 October 2019

The Commonwealth has launched a regenerative climate change model that marries the ancient wisdom of indigenous groups with emerging innovations, technologies and scientific approaches. Common Earth, is the programme that will create a network of projects that could be replicated and adapted to any community, country or region.

Commonwealth trade ministers to convene in London amid global uncertainties Trade ministers sitting around table

4 October 2019

Trade ministers and senior officials from 53 Commonwealth countries will gather in London to explore strategies for deepening trade and investment, while supporting a transparent, inclusive, fair, and open rules-based global trading system.

Blog: Blockchain – A promising technology for debt transparency Fintech on a tablet screen

30 September 2019

A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, linked together by unbreakable cryptography. Among its many applications, this technology is used to underpin financial products and services including digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin. 

Global experts to create regenerative climate action roadmap Participants at a climate change workshop

30 September 2019

World-renowned environmentalists, scientists, climate change experts and indigenous groups will meet on October 3 in London to create a roadmap for pioneering, country-led solutions to climate change. The event, convened by the Commonwealth and its implementation partner on regenerative development, the Cloudburst Foundation, will officially launch Common Earth.

Ministerial Action Group meets in New York  Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group in New York with Commonwealth Secretary General and chair Kenya cabinet secretary for foreign affairs Monica Juma

27 September 2019

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) met for the 55th time to discuss developments in member states.