The Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center provides no-cost technical assistance, resources and training to countries on mobilizing clean energy investment.
2 November 2016
This forum will focus on sustainable projects, technology development and capacity building. Participants will discuss climate strategies in the context of increasing energy access and securing private investment to drive forward Africa's renewable energy development. EnergyNet, in partnership with Global Nexus and the Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), will host the forum. Held under the umbrella of the UN COP22 Climate Change Conference, the forum aims to utilize the outcomes of COP21 and COP22 as a springboard to continued investment and Africa's growth; it will also strategically create a COP22 legacy for Africa as the annual leading renewable energy gathering of governments, energy, environment and finance ministries, national utilities, regulators and rural electrification agencies across the continent, along with DFIs and private sector investors.
7 November 2016
The Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP) will convene for the first time since it adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015. The agenda includes preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement. In addition, the COP may work on matters related to the development and transfer of technology, the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts, capacity building and matters related to finance. In addition to the COP 22, the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protoco, the 45th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, as well as the second part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement will also take place during the Marrakesh Climate Change Conference.
26 October 2016
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) aims to grow corporate demand for renewable power and help utilities and others meet it. REBA commits to make the transition to renewable energy easier by helping companies understand the benefits of moving to renewables, connecting corporate demand to renewable energy supply, and helping utilities better understand and serve the needs of corporations. REBA works across customers, suppliers, and policymakers to identify barriers to buying clean and renewable energy and then develop solutions that meet rapidly growing corporate demand. REBA’s goal is to help corporations purchase 60GW of additional renewable energy in the US by 2025. REBA is led by four non-profit organizations: World Wide Fund for Nature, World Resource Institute, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Business for Social Responsibility.
17 October 2016
According to the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis(IEEFA), while some $130 billion was invested last year in renewable-energy development in the BRICS countries--Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa--about $51 billion more are required if these countries are to meet their commitments to climate-change mitigation policies. The four countries, in all, have announced goals that will require an annual investment over the next few years of $177 billion. IEEFA sees important stakes being taken by development banks that include the New Development Bank (NDB), which is a jointly owned and operated bank funded by the five BRICS nations. IEEFA also notes the importance of private-public partnerships, or "blended finance".