CIF Gives Green Light on Climate Resilience and Clean Technology
Press Release | May 06 2013

The US$7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) wrapped up a week of meetings on Friday, May 3 with endorsement of Haiti’s $25 million program for climate resilience under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), approval of five revised investment plans for the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), and agreements on operational improvements to speed project implementation and enhance private sector engagement.

'Resilience is Not Accepting the Caprices of Mother Nature'
Feature Story | May 02 2013

Haiti President Joseph Michel Martelly in a video address to the Climate Investment Funds, which endorsed US$25mn for his country on May 1, emphasized that climate resilience is "about managing our natural environment in a responsible manner."

First Issue of CIF News Launched
Reclassify | Apr 29 2013

The first issue of the Climate Investment Funds' newsletter, CIF News, was launched coinciding the 2013 Trust Fund Committees and Sub-Committees meeting. The newsletter presents a snapshot of the latest CIF-related headlines, feature stories, investment updates, and a listing of upcoming meetings.

CIF: Advancing Project Implementation with a Focus on Results
Feature Story | Apr 25 2013

Advancing implementation with a focus on results is the overriding theme of the CIF’s upcoming Trust Fund Committees and Sub-Committees taking place from April 29 to May 3 in Washington, D.C. "With the majority of investment plans approved, our focus has shifted squarely from developing plans to implementing them.” stated Patricia Bliss-Guest, Manager of the CIF Administrative Unit.

The View Across Haiti & the Need for Disaster Resilience
Reclassify | Apr 25 2013

Now, through the PPCR of the CIF, Haiti will start accessing climate finance as well as humanitarian relief and development finance. Haiti needs all international partners to be singing from the same song sheet and, with the focus on government ownership, perhaps things can happen more quickly and smoothly.

Over $200 Million Available to Spur Private Sector Engagement
Reclassify | Apr 23 2013

The CIF has launched a call for innovative proposals that engage the private sector in REDD+, climate resilience, and renewable energy in FIP, PPCR, and SREP pilot countries. Over $200 million in concessional funding has been set aside to advance investment plans under the three programs.

Climate Proofing Infrastructure in Asia
| Apr 19 2013

Decision-makers face difficult decisions in determining what, when, and how to adapt infrastructure given the uncertainty of climate outcomes. Resources provided through the PPCR can help make the call. Read more by the ADB for the CIF 2012 Annual Report.

Climate-Resilient Development in Our World
Reclassify | Apr 12 2013

The more the climate is projected to change, the clearer it becomes that resilience is a multi-sector, multi-dimensional concern. Instead of piecemeal responses, governments must develop and implement comprehensive and inclusive approaches to transformational adaptation. The CIF and in particular the PPCR are playing a crucial role here. By the World Bank for the 2012 CIF Annual Report

Business Case for Climate Finance: Results from CIF Private Sector Forum
Reclassify | Apr 12 2013

Over 200 public and private sector representative from around the world gathered in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2012 for the CIF Private Sector Forum to exchange lessons, engage with entrepreneurs, and explore ways to unlock private capital for climate-friendly initiatives. The Results Book highlights key discussions and findings.

North African and Middle East Countries Poised to Upgrade CSP Use
Press Release | Apr 05 2013

On March 19, the African Development Bank and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in Rabat, Morocco to review and upgrade the region’s path-breaking regional investment plan for concentrated solar power (CSP), with funding from the CIF.