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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.

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The Role of End-User Subsidies in Closing the Affordability Gap

Electricity access remains a significant global challenge, with only incremental progress made to date towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7. Affordability plays an important role in determining whether households gain and maintain access to electricity.

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Paris Alignment of Power Sector Finance Flows in India: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions

This brief identifies the challenges and opportunities in financing India’s ambitious renewable energy targets.

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Paris Alignment of Power Sector Finance Flows in Indonesia: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovative Solutions

This brief examines the challenges and opportunities in financing Indonesia’s ambitious targets on renewable energy towards an energy transition.

Blog

Climate Finance in Indonesia: Top 10 highlights from 2021

A cautious sense of optimism has buoyed us throughout 2021 and landed us into 2022. Here is a reflection of the progress we have made towards Climate Finance in Indonesia in 2021, and a preview of what is in stock for 2022.

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Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2021

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.

Blog

Blog: How can we meet the urgency of financing climate action in cities?

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.

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