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Blended Finance

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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.

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Leveraging Policy Tools to Improve Impact of Financial Instruments in Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)

This brief seeks to inform the development of new sustainable AFOLU financial instruments, as well as replication of existing ones in new geographies.

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Amazônia Sustainable Supply Chains Mechanism

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.

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Data-Driven Energy Access for Africa

Data-Driven Energy Access for Africa uses artificial intelligence to standardize metrics related to customer repayment risk, improving access to capital for distributors and efficient intermediation of credit and grants to better serve customers.

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P-REC Aggregation Fund

The P-REC Aggregation Fund will help unlock capital by monetizing the future yield of environmental attributes from renewable energy generated in fragile states

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The ACT Fund

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.

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Guarantee Fund for Biogas

The Guarantee Fund for Biogas (GFB) is the first environmental-oriented guarantee fund in Brazil. By providing short-term collateral for biogas project loans, it unlocks public and private finance as a promising renewable energy source in the country.

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