Readers of this blog site will know that open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed – it’s legally open and technically open. Readers of this blog may not know that the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF), are providing scaled-up financing through the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to initiate transformational change toward climate-resilient, low-carbon development in 72 countries worldwide. And this month, for the first time, the CIF is publishing open data on the result
South Africa’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant Comes to Life
Supported by IFC and Clean Technology Fund
For years, concentrated solar power (CSP) was mostly viewed as a clean-tech curiosity, a technology whose theoretical promise was bogged down by high costs and high risks. But in many markets, that is changing—and changing fast. In March 2015, the 100MW, $891 million KaXu CSP plant in South Africa completed construction and has started producing power, thus becoming the first utility-scale CSP plant to operate in the developing world.
Photo Credit: Honduras Investment Plan/Solar PV potential
Surveyor takes GPS coordinates on a water-control canal for the Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project near Xai Xais Mozambique.
Iscar Blanco, of Voice of America, speaks to reporters at a journalism training on clim
Investment from the private sector is essential for tackling climate change. In order to limit warming to two degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency has called for investments of US $1 trillion per year until 2050 to finance the transition to green growth. This target cannot be reached without increasing investments and innovations from the private sector.