Finance flows for energy access: are the right levels of finance flowing?

Tuesday, April 4th: 13:45 - 14:45 - Mezzanine

HOST: SEforALL, Climate Policy Initiative, World Bank, African Development Bank, Practical Action Consulting

Access to finance is cited as one of the core barriers to accelerating energy access. In an effort to unlock the necessary levels of investment, SEforALL has engaged partners to develop an inventory of where finance is flowing and whether these flows meet the financing needs and absorptive capacity of those seeking to close the access gap. The Session will explicitly solicit feedback on the approach, methodology, data and stakeholders needs and perceived challenges to ensure its relevance and usability, and will ensure that we meet the overall project goal - to inform decision makers on how to mobilize the most effective and appropriate finance required to deliver energy access by 2030.

Barbara Buchner Executive Director of Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative
Jane Ebinger Director of Policy SEforALL
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, Energy and Extractives Global Practice World Bank Group
Giorgio Gualberti Energy Expert African Development Bank
Paolo Mele Energy Markets Advisor Practical Action Consulting