ACCELERATING CLIMATE ACTION

The $8 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) accelerates climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle income countries. The CIF’s large-scale, low-cost, long-term financing lowers the risk and cost of climate financing. It tests new business models, builds track records in unproven markets, and boosts investor confidence to unlock additional sources of finance.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF CLIMATE ACTION

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BOGOTÁ

COLOMBIA

Bogota

Residents in Bogotá are getting around on clean city buses, the first such fleet in South America. The hybrid vehicles are reducing pollution, saving greenhouse gas emissions, and improving access to public transport.

Magula

Mozambique

Magula

In flood-prone Magula, farmers were losing entire crops due to heavy rainfall. Through training in climate-smart agriculture to bolster crop production, the lives of some 8,000 farming families are being improved.

Cerro Pabellón

CHILE

Cerro Pabellon

Chile's Cerro Pabellón is the highest geothermal station on Earth. The facility powers some 165,000 homes and saves more than 166,000 tons in CO2 emissions.

BHAIRAHAWA

NEPAL

Bhairahawa

Nepal is turning waste into wealth through biogas. With one of the highest ratios of livestock to humans in Asia, the country has virtually limitless biogas potential.

Kintampo

Ghana

Kintampo

Ghana has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, but the country is fighting back. Cocoa farmers are now growing more shade trees to protect crops and replenish forests.

Ollagüe

CHILE

Ollague

There was a time in Ollagüe when households only had electricity a few hours a day. Now with 24/7 access to power, families can store food safely, schoolchildren can finish homework after dark, and entrepreneurship is on the rise.

Kumasi

Ghana

Kumasi

Growing cocoa the old way in Ghana led to rapid deforestation and loss of income for farmers. With training in sustainable agriculture, secure tree ownership, and higher quality seeds, farmers are making a better living while protecting forests.

Melipilla

CHILE

Melipilla

Gathering places in the city of Melipilla are shining bright — and more efficiently — with LED street lighting. Better-lit environments are safer, and more efficient lamps free up city funds for vital public services.

Bhadla

India

Bhadla

Solar power was once seen as too expensive to meet the needs of India’s rapidly growing economy. Today, massive solar infrastructure projects are spearheading the country’s adoption of clean energy.

Barotse

Zambia

Barotse

Ghana has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, but the country is fighting back. Cocoa farmers are now growing more shade trees to protect crops and replenish forests.

Delhi

India

Delhi

In less than a year, CIF financed 500 MW of solar rooftop projects in India, equal to that produced over the past 5 years combined. This is a tipping point for the local rooftop solar market.

Chókwè

Mozambique

Chokwe

Catastrophic floods in Mozambique damaged vital infrastructure and destroyed roads. Climate-smart upgrades of the road system are placing the country on a more resilient path.

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