ClimateShot Investor Coalition (CLIC)
CPI is the Secretariat for the ClimateShot Investor Coalition (CLIC), an action-oriented group for leaders in the impact investment community working in agriculture and food systems. This member-driven coalition aims to collectively scale-up and accelerate finance for agriculture and food systems globally, with the ultimate goal of shifting them to a low-carbon and climate-resilient pathway by 2030.
To achieve this goal, CLIC is focused on three key outcomes:
- Greater consensus on the priorities for climate and nature finance
- Greater application of science and innovation in impact investment decision-making
- Increased finance mobilized for the sector globally
The CLIC Agrifood Investment Connector (the Connector) develops a high-quality pipeline of climate and nature-positive agrifood businesses in developing countries. The Connector identifies suitable SMEs and works with them to assess their climate and nature risks and impacts in preparation for investor pitching and due diligence. In parallel, the Connector identifies pools of interested investors and builds a solid understanding of their requirements to facilitate meaningful connections with SMEs.
- The financial innovation action group supports and amplifies members’ efforts to develop innovative science-backed finance vehicles that are climate and nature-positive.
- The evidence-based tools action group enables the impact investing community to step up risk assessment and impact measurement in agriculture and food system interventions via effective utilization of tools and methodologies for data collection.
CLIC is funded by the Research and Evidence Directorate of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
This report presents the preliminary findings of an ongoing larger study, aiming to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global climate finance flowing towards AFOLU.
Less than 2% of total climate finance goes to small-scale farmers in developing nations. This report proposes a methodology to measure climate finance flows to small-scale agriculture in developing countries and provides a snapshot of climate finance to small-scale agriculture in 2017/18.