• Netherlands commits development funding to establish Climate-Smart Lending Platform

    The Climate-Smart Lending Platform will assist local lenders adopt climate-smart lending practices and manage climate risk in their agricultural loan portfolios, while incentivizing the adoption of climate-smart farming methods by smallholders. Learn More

  • Seeking powerful ideas for India and Brazil

    In partnership with the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance, and the Fire Awards, the Global Lab is seeking powerful and actionable ideas to accelerate investment in climate mitigation and adaptation. The deadline for general ideas for the Global Lab and Fire Awards is closed, but the deadline for Brazil and India ideas remains open through December 16 and December 23 respectively. Learn More

  • The Lab endorses four new instruments to catalyze billions for climate action

    On 27 June 2016 the Lab announced endorsement for four new investment vehicles that are ready to pilot in developing countries. This announcement is in partnership with The Lab members, including the Danish, Dutch, German, United Kingdom and United States governments, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Willis Group, development finance institutions, foundations, and other public and private investors. Learn More

  • Green Climate Fund approves USD 21.7 million for Energy Savings Insurance to expand to El Salvador

    The Green Climate Fund financing will allow IDB to partner with BANDESAL, the national development bank of El Salvador, and expand the Energy Savings Insurance program to over 500 small and medium-sized enterprises. Learn More

  • Germany to provide €30mn to TCX for currency hedging instruments

    During the Lima-Paris Action Agenda from COP21, The German Environmental Ministry announced it will provide €30million through KfW Development Bank to the hedging specialist TCX, which is the implementing entity for the Long-Term FX Risk Management Instrument alongside IFC. Starting in 2016, TCX will use these funds for innovative and new hedging instruments for SE4All projects that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn More

  • Dutch government announces €50m to Climate Investor One

    At COP21, during a launch event for Climate Investor One, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mrs Lilianne Ploumen announced a EUR 50 million commitment to the instrument, which will fast-track renewable energy projects in developing countries. Learn More