The 2017 Fire Awards winners target clean energy and sustainable transit

New York, 25 April, 2017  – Today at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy Summit hundreds of leaders in clean energy and finance voted for two Fire Awards winners from amongst four finalists that presented their businesses in an extremely close pitch competition. The two winners are: Electric Bus Battery Service Agreements: A […]

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Lab instrument helping to connect 500 African homes to solar each day

March 2, 2017–The Long-Term FX Risk Management instrument, developed and endorsed by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, aims to increase financing for low-carbon projects by providing foreign exchange and interest rate risk management instruments. TCX – the implementing partner of the instrument – recently worked with M-Kopa, a […]

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Energy Savings Insurance scales across Latin America and beyond

March 2, 2017— Energy Savings Insurance overcomes investment barriers to energy efficiency by providing an insurance product for projected energy savings for efficiency projects undertaken by small and medium sized enterprises. Endorsed by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance in 2015, the Inter-American Development Bank has led the implementation […]

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Oasis Platform pilot moves forward in Asia

March 1, 2017–The pilot of the Oasis Platform for Climate and Catastrophe Risk Assessment in Asia has passed the pre-selection process of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Dickie Whitaker and Tracy Irvine, the proponents of the […]

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New Global Lab instruments in development

December 6, 2016, London – The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has selected three new ideas for climate finance instruments to move forward for further analysis, development, and preparation for launching in its 2016-2017 cycle – a cloud forest conservation fund, a facility for early stage finance for renewable […]

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

The Climate-Smart Lending Platform will assist local lenders, including banks, microfinance institutions and cooperatives, 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. The approach was developed by F3 Life, in partnership with the Lab. The Netherlands Foreign Trade and […]

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