Access to sustainable energy underpins many aspects of a healthy, sustainable economy. However, less than one-fourth of the investment required for universal energy access is taking place. While there are proven technologies and business models that can increase access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy, financing these projects and enterprises continues to be a persistent challenge.
The Energizing Finance series, developed by Sustainable Energy for All in partnership with CPI, captures finance for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. The annual report focuses on public and private finance commitments in 20 developing countries that together are home to nearly 80 percent of those living without access to sustainable and modern energy.
The Energizing Finance series provides a comprehensive analysis of commitments flowing to the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking.
This brief, part of the Energizing Finance series, provides an analysis of international finance commitments and disbursements to Sierra Leone – one of the countries worst affected by the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
Energizing Finance, developed in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All, provides a comprehensive analysis of tracked finance commitments flowing to the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking.
One of the key challenges for cities to meet their climate goals is the availability of finance and technical expertise, especially in developing economies. However, opportunities exist to better understand the landscape of and sources for urban climate finance, what’s preventing its scale-up, and how choices at the municipal, regional, and national levels can optimize the environment for urban climate finance.
To better address food waste at the farm level, farmers—especially smallholder farmers—need access to efficient and clean cold storage solutions at affordable pricing. CaaS with VCCA helps smallholder farmers make decisions on lifecycle benefits, rather than upfront costs.
India’s commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2° Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels, include three quantifiable objectives. By 2030, the country aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35%.