Posted by IFC Blended Cli... on Tue 01/13/2015


Honduras solar map

Photo Credit: Honduras Investment Plan/Solar PV potential

Posted by Martin Craig Hall on Tue 01/06/2015

Climate change presentation
Photo/International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Changes in climate and weather affect us all but they are hitting developing countries first and worst.  Droughts can destroy a harvest, floods can wreck homes and schools, and extreme weather can have a devastating impact on countries’ economies.  

Posted by Mafalda Duarte on Mon 12/08/2014

Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project survey
Surveyor takes GPS coordinates on a water-control canal for the Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project near Xai Xais Mozambique. 

Posted by Matt Pueschel on Tue 12/02/2014

Iscar Blanco, of Voice of America, speaks to reporters at a journalism training on climate change (hosted with CIF) about the importance of covering relatable, accessible stories on the theme.Iscar Blanco, of Voice of America, speaks to reporters at a journalism training on clim

Posted by Rachel Stern on Tue 11/25/2014

Energy efficiency diagram

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.

Posted by Seth Collins on Fri 11/14/2014

Outside my window, flickering lights dot the Petionville hillside, illuminating the night. These lights, however, are mostly a result of illegal connections, and no one is paying for them. 

Posted by Valerio Micale on Wed 11/12/2014

Geothermal is competitive. Its low cost per unit of energy generated, when compared with other renewable energies and fossil-fuelled generation make it an attractive option for policy-makers in developing countries to meet growing energy demand.

Posted by Zhihong Zhang on Fri 11/07/2014

Solar collector field

The Government of India has recently set a new, truly ambitious target for solar energy: 100,000 megawatts additional generation capacity in the next five years.  To put the number in perspective, India’s current installed capacity of electricity generation from all sources of energy stands at 250,000 megawatts, of which solar accounts for just 2,700 megawatts.

Posted by Andrea Kutter on Mon 11/03/2014

CIF mapClimate Investment Funds recently contributed to the recently released   Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014 : Climate Change and Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (pgs. 103 – 105.)   This included sharing case studies from our experience on the ground.