Nepal is part of the larger effort to expand energy access and markets for renewable energy in the world’s poorest countries. Today, Nepal is using SREP to develop large-scale commercial, institutional, and municipal bio-energy projects.
Mozambique is utilizing PPCR funds to change from a business as usual approach to broad based strategies that can protect human lives and critical infrastructure from the increasing impacts of a warming planet.
In Ukraine, for example, imported fossil fuels dominate the power market, leaving behind a heavy carbon footprint. Producing a unit of GDP here requires almost four times more energy than the EU average. To counteract this, the EBRD supports the country’s carbon offsetting through its Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility (USELF). It is a credit programme worth €140 million, available for small and medium-sized renewable energy projects ranging from hydro, wind, biomass and biogas to solar energy ventures.
Through select interviews, a video from IISD Reporting Services on the CIF 2014 Partnership Forum reviewed how CIF has quickly moved since it began five years ago to keep pace with the urgency of addressing climate change.
Through a series of testimonials filmed by IISD Reporting Services, CIF partners, stakeholders and forum participants spoke of the value of sharing knowledge between countries, MDBs, the private sector, civil society and indigenous peoples.
Watch how CIF started in 2008 and where they are now.
In collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, CIF gathers information from the private sector on what are needed to address adaptation, mitigation and energy issues to fight against climate change in their core business.
Welcome to the CIF 2014 Partnership Forum. Learn. Share. Network. June 23-24, 2014. Jamaica, Montego Bay.
Niger is utilizing PPCR funds to build climate resilience in innovative ways among rural farmers struggling with droughts and diminishing rainfall in recent years.