Blended finance is a key tool to help nations meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, while also addressing the risks and barriers faced by investors when pursuing the opportunities these afford.
CPI’s Blended Finance in Clean Energy report looks at what is needed to unlock investment in developing economies. Our analysis found that the greatest opportunities for blended finance impact are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and East Asia, with a subset of eight high impact countries alone offering USD 360 billion in clean energy investment potential by 2030.
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance will host a virtual Demo Day on 20 October to present its 2021 groundbreaking climate finance ideas to the world. Register today to save the date to learn more about six cutting-edge investment solutions to support sustainable development goals in emerging markets.
The instruments seek USD 380 million from commercial, concessional, and philanthropic investors for sustainable energy access, food systems, and urban infrastructure.
The Amazonia Sustainable Supply Chains Mechanism leverages off-take agreements for forest-compatible products to provide upfront finance, technical assistance, and structural community resources that catalyze the bioeconomy and keeps forests standing.
The ACT Fund’s unique blended–currency mechanism addresses high transaction costs and lead times, barriers that have constrained the project pipeline in West Africa, while also shortening and simplifying the project exit process to allow efficient redeployment of capital in further projects.
A new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic requires a green and just economic recovery. Here is our most-read work from 2020 that responds to the challenges, and a preview of what is in stock for 2021.
While challenging, scaling up climate finance ideas is possible, and is greatly facilitated by four success factors that can be influenced by the entrepreneurs developing these initiatives and their stakeholders.