We shared our expertise and views at joint official side event "Implementing and replicating innovative energy transition programs and clean technology funds" during COP 20 in Lima.
Our Director Advisory, Patrick Bürgi delivered a contribution “The Swiss national clean technology fund - role model for low-carbon technology roll-out". He pointed out that technology funds contribute to economic growth and at the same time mitigate climate change. In the Swiss case, the loan guarantee mechanism can leverage significant investments in new technologies with limited public spending. Also a bottom-up and open application process establishes a level playing field, spurs initiative and creativity of the private sector. The two key success factors are a promotion of the fund and quality of the loan guarantee approval process.
You can download the presentation of Patrick Bürgi here.
If you are interested in learning more about the Swiss Clean Technology Fund visit its dedicated official website: www.technologyfund.ch
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