Call for sustainable investment ideas
The Lab at COP24
Experts from the Lab Secretariat, Climate Policy Initiative, will host and present at several events at COP24 that cover the Lab and innovative instruments to drive sustainable finance, as well as the global landscape of climate finance, approaches to achieve the transformation towards low-carbon climate resilient development pathways, scaling up finance for climate resilience and adaptation, and other topics.
Meet the 2018 Lab instruments
IFAD joins the Lab to drive finance to African smallholder farmers
Nations, businesses, and investors are working to move toward a low-carbon, climate resilient economy. Many of the measures underpinning this transition, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport, climate smart agriculture, and curbing deforestation, face specific barriers to attracting investment.
By identifying, developing, and supporting transformative sustainable finance ideas, the Lab aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy.
Funding for the Lab operations is generously provided by:
Lab instruments & Fire winners
mobilized by Lab instruments & Fire winners
invested by Lab Members
How it Works
1. Call for Ideas
Open call for innovative sustainable investment solutions
Lab Members select the most promising ideas.
Selected ideas for India, Brazil, and Global Labs benefit from analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors. Fire Awards finalists prepare business pitches.
4. Endorsement & Launch
Lab Members vote to launch the ideas for piloting, based on their innovation, actionability, financial sustainability, and catalytic potential. Fire Awards winners are announced.
The ideas move into action, fundraising to launch pilots, with continued support from the Lab network.