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 68 solutions that have mobilized over USD 4 billion to address climate change.


Latest work


Seeking ideas to unlock finance for high integrity forests

High integrity forests provide crucial carbon sequestration and storage. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance will support one financial instrument to direct funds towards them in 2024. Proposal submission is open until December 27.


Low-Carbon Agriculture Transition Mechanism

The Low-Carbon Agriculture Transition Mechanism offers small- and medium-sized Brazilian farmers long-term loans while guaranteeing a minimum income and technical assistance, accelerating climate transition in agriculture.


Impact Financing Facility for Climate-Focused Social Enterprises

The Impact Financing Facility for Climate-Focused Social Enterprises is a credit guarantee mechanism augmented by technical assistance that helps innovative, new to-credit climate-focused social enterprises and their end users unlock collateral-free commercial debt, build a credit history, and scale operations to create greater impact.


Lendable Decarbonization Fund

The Lendable Decarbonization Fund pioneers sustainability-linked loan solutions, reduces costs, boosts transparency using MRV tech, and supports carbon project preparation where appropriate.


Climate Resilient Landscape Finance

Climate Resilient Landscape Finance is an innovative concessional debt facility combining microfinance, private debt, and technical assistance to address the underlying challenges to long-term sustainable, climate-resilient land management in and around African conservancies.


Catalyst Climate Resilience Fund

The Catalyst Climate Resilience Fund is the leading impact fund and accelerator supporting pre-seed tech startups that are building a climate resilient future in Africa.

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Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director

Ben Broché

Associate Director

Rosaly Byrd


Kathleen Maeder

Program Associate

Arun Krishnan

Program Manager - India Lab

Norman Tilos

Philippines Program Lead for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

María Ruiz Sierra

Latin America and the Caribbean Program Lead for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Phillipe Kafer

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

Jonathan First

Senior Advisor

Megan Sager


Carla Orrego


Amanda Brasil - Leigh

Senior Program Associate

Benjamin Thomas


Elena Bagnera

Senior Analyst

Haysam Azhar


Lara Rabinowitz

Morgan Richmond


Pedro de Aragão Fernandes


Ricardo Narvaez


Angela Woodall

Design Manager

Elana Fortin

Design Associate

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Specialist

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Manager

Rob Kahn

Director, Global Communications

Sam Goodman

Communications Associate

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