The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance identifies, develops, and launches innovative finance instruments that can drive billions in private investment to action on climate change and sustainable development.

The Lab is led by its members, who include over 70 institutions in government, development finance, philanthropy, and the private sector

Since 2014, the Lab has launched 62 solutions that have mobilized over USD 3.5 billion to address climate change.

Latest work


Green, Affordable Housing Finance

Green Affordable Housing Finance deploys construction and mortgage loan guarantees alongside targeted enabling interventions to foster a locally driven and self-sustaining affordable housing finance ecosystem.


Financing Steel Decarbonization

The mechanism combines technical assistance, low-cost patient capital, and implementation stage support to prepare, invest in, and de-risk decarbonization technology projects for low-carbon steel production, while supporting the development of the wider industrial ecosystem.


The Fund for Nature

Africa’s first debt fund for high-integrity, nature-based carbon projects.


Reservoir Methane Capture Mechanism

The first-of-its-kind servitization structure with blended funding to unlock investments into emerging methane capture technology.


Climate Insurance-Linked Resilient Infrastructure Financing (CILRIF)

A novel offering of long-term municipal climate insurance, with known premiums dependent on municipal resiliency measures and a unique linked financial product to access capital for climate resilience.


Climate Smart Shrimp Fund

The Climate Smart Shrimp Fund provides loan packages, supported by a technical assistance facility, that enable shrimp farmers to transition to more sustainable and efficient production systems while simultaneously restoring mangrove ecosystems.

More results +


Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director

Ben Broché

Associate Director

Rosaly Byrd

Senior Program Associate

Kathleen Maeder

Program Associate

Arun Krishnan

Program Manager - India Lab

Jonathan First

Senior Advisor

Megan Sager


Phillipe Kafer

Brazil Program Lead and Senior Analyst for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab)

Carla Orrego


Amanda Brasil - Leigh

Senior Program Associate

Amanda Lonsdale


Benjamin Thomas


Elena Bagnera


Haysam Azhar


Lara Rabinowitz

Morgan Richmond

Senior Analyst

Pedro de Aragão Fernandes


Ricardo Narvaez


Yash Kashyap

Senior Analyst

Angela Woodall

Design Manager

Elana Fortin

Design Associate

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Manager

Rob Kahn

Head of Communications

Sam Goodman

Communications Associate

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