THE IDEAS

The Lab screens proposals from around the world to identify instruments that have potential to drive investment in developing countries at scale. These ideas benefit from input and guidance from Lab members, as well as from the in-depth analysis provided by The Lab Secretariat. Depending on their development, several instruments are endorsed by The Lab for launching, and piloting.

For more details about The Lab’s approach, visit the guidelines.

A fund that blends commercial and catalytic finance to invest growth equity in companies to accelerate the diffusion of climate intelligence products and resilience building solutions

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A mechanism for restoration and conservation of cloud forests in Latin America, which can improve the productivity of hydroelectric plants

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The RESF employs an innovative options mechanism to dramatically reduce risk and drive large amounts of private institutional investment into early-stage renewable energy development in emerging markets

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The Water Financing Facility mobilizes domestic investment into climate compatible water sector projects through the local bond market.

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The Platform brings together the tools, actors, and finance necessary to help lenders incorporate climate risk in their loan portfolios while incentivizing the adoption of climate-smart farming methods by smallholders.

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The Platform provides open access to data and open source modeling tools that enable risk assessments as well as the transparent evaluation of economic and financial losses associated with extreme climate-related events.

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This instrument aims to increase investment in small-scale renewables by increasing access to long-term debt and construction finance through a “Discounting Facility” and a “Mezzanine Facility.”

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The initiative is a private equity fund that relies on donor-backed equity capital, technical assistance, and risk mitigation instruments to crowd in private investment in energy efficiency.

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This instrument provides tools to address currency and interest rate risk for climate relevant projects in developing countries.

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This instrument insures the financial performance of energy efficiency savings projects. The pilot in Mexico is underway, and the challenge now is to replicate in additional sectors and regions.

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Climate Investor One facilitates early-stage development, construction financing, and refinancing to fast-track renewable energy projects in developing countries.

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The instrument aims to provide farmers with know-how and finance for climate-resilient investments. The Facility does this by enabling development banks to partner with agribusiness corporations who empower farmers within their supply chains.

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By facilitating institutional investment in renewable energy projects, REPIN aims to increase the scale of available financing and to reduce its costs.

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The Debt Fund would lend to energy service providers of prepaid solar home system products and services, providing the necessary working capital to expand energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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GRIPS will be a renewable energy service company, building and operating a diversified portfolio of hybrid energy plants in remote areas.

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