Posted by Kruskaia Sierra... on Mon 05/18/2015

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.  

Posted by Mahendra Man Gurung on Mon 04/20/2015

Nepal canalClimate resilience poses deep challenges for Nepal with its complex, extreme topography and intense variability in rainfall. Nepal’s communities vary from densely populated villages in its southern plains to settlements scattered across mid to high mountain regions. Droughts,  extreme floods, landslides, and storms are just some of the things communities need to cope with .

Posted by Alice Antunes on Tue 01/20/2015

ICCS 4Photo/International Research Institute for Climate and Society

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.