Unlocking investment for energy efficiency and access in developing countries

Tuesday, April 4th: 15:00 - 16:00 - Main Stage

HOST: Climate Policy Initiative

Finance is a key challenge to scaling up sustainable energy access in developing countries. While the capital exists, redirecting investment from high-carbon to low-carbon pathways requires innovative solutions that balance risks and returns and appeal to the private sector. Fortunately, there are a growing number of effective solutions that have already increased energy access and energy efficiency. This session will showcase financial instruments drawn from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and related programs with the potential to drive billions of dollars in investment by addressing persistent barriers to investment.

Barbara Buchner Executive Director of Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative
Clare Boland Ross Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Andy Darrell Chief of Strategy, Global Energy & Finance Environmental Defense Fund
Harald Hirschhofer Senior Advisor The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)
Anna Lerner Energy and ICT Specialist World Bank Group
Pawan Mehra Director cKers