Our actions help mobilise the trillions of investments needed to implement the Paris climate agreement and keep to the ambitious 2 degrees limit for global warming.

One of the best uses of public climate finance is to de-risk and incentivise private investment in the low-carbon economy. We develop and implement financing schemes on behalf of development banks and governments, unlocking the allocation of critical private capital for climate and sustainability action. Equally importantly, we advise the private sector on how to access public finance for climate action.

Public finance instruments to mobilise private finance

We can help you in creating and conducting due diligence assessments for the issuance of loan guarantees to small and medium enterprises, drawing from our experience with the Swiss Technology Fund. Our expertise in the area of public financing instruments also reaches beyond the Swiss borders, all the way to South East Asia: we have carried out feasibility studies to de-risk investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the region, and assessed early stage clean technology finance.

Advice for the private sector on accessing public funds

Navigating the public climate finance space is not an easy task. Our work on advising the private sector comprises of, among others, supporting the Green Climate Fund (GCF) accreditation of a large private independent power producer and the preparation of a GCF funding proposal to co-finance and de-risk their substantial renewable energy investment portfolio. We are also preparing feasibility studies and pilot transactions between governments and private sector entities to channel results-based public funds into mitigation actions via the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

References

Ministry of Construction, government of Vietnam
Support the design of a financial mechanism for the cement sector low-carbon programme (Cement NAMA) – Vietnam
2014-2016


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Development and financing a low-carbon model town in Blitung – Indonesia
2015


Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Assessment of REDD+ investment opportunities – Brazil
2015


International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Review of financing mechanisms for investment in natural water infrastructure in the southern agricultural corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)
2015


Alliance2015
Scoping study on carbon finance for Alliance2015's members
2015–2016


Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Development and financing the energy and climate action plan for Bogor city – Indonesia
2015–2017


Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Implementation of sustainable transport in Asia and the Pacific – development of urban passenger transport NAMAs – Bangladesh and Mongolia
2016


Swiss Federal Office for the Environment / Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Performance of low-carbon investment strategies – findings for Switzerland's financial centre
2016


European Institute of Technology – Climate-KIC
Green bonds for cities
2017


European Institute of Technology (EIT) – Climate-KIC
Results-based finance for cities
2016


ClimateWorks Foundation
Energy productivity of international finance institutions
2016


Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)
World Bank partnership for market readiness (PMR) in Thailand: climate abatement plans for Thai municipalities
2017–2019


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GiZ)
Unlocking private sector investment within energy efficiency in Thailand
2016


European Institute of Technology (EIT) – Climate-KIC
Climate finance planning and creditworthiness for cities
2017


European Institute of Technology (EIT) – Climate-KIC)
Financing building retrofits in Europe
2017


Renewable energy and water project developer (non-disclosed private company)
Support in sccreditation under the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
2018–2019


European Institute of Technology (EIT) – Climate-KIC
Mapping the capacity-building landscape in climate finance
2017–2018


David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Targeted research for a Southeast Asia climate finance programme
2017–2018


Undisclosed private Indonesian company
Feasibility study and initial design of a hydro power plant project – Indonesia
2017


Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Strengthening state strategies on climate actions – India
2017–2019


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Derisking investments in Solar PV – Cambodia
2017–2019


European Union – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GiZ)
Review of financial incentives for renewable energies – Thailand
2017–2018


South Pole's own project
Leveraging GCF funds for the Asia Energy Transition Programme – Southeast Asia
2018


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GiZ)
Energy efficiency financing – Southeast Asia
2017–2019


German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community / Bundesministerium des Innern, Bau und Heimat (BMI)
Study on sustainable urban development and finance – global
2017–2018


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GiZ)
Renewable energy financing – Southeast Asia
2017–2018


European Institute of Technology (EIT) – Climate-KIC
Application for a Property-assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing mechanism in Europe
2018


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Designing the waste co-processing programme for the Egyptian cement industry (Waste-Cement NAMA) and providing support during the assessment by the NAMA facility as key financing source – Egypt
2018


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GiZ)
Mobilising climate finance for the implementation of Thailand's NDC under the Paris Agreement and supporting Thai entities in accredition under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – Thailand
2018–2020


Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Financing sustainable infrastructure – Latin America
2018–2019


Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (KPC)
Analysis of carbon risks in financial markets and Austrian portfolios – Austria
2018-2019


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GiZ)
Designing and financing a Solar PV Programme (NAMA) for the commercial and industrial sectors in Egypt and delivering relevant capacity-building activities – Egypt
2019


World Bank
Financing mechanisms for energy efficient housing – Chile
2019


World Bank
Study for a pilot climate auction model to catalyse energy-efficient buildings – Indonesia
2019


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Industrial energy-efficiency fund and de-risking financial instruments – Indonesia
2019


KfW and Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Financing climate change mitigation for the cement industry – Ecuador, Mexico and Peru
2014


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