Shovel-Ready Climate Finance Projects
Knowing that investors need to make every dollar count in these urgent times, we have compiled a list of Lab-endorsed instruments and projects that are “shovel ready,” able to leverage immediate funds into action.
Meet the 2020 Lab ideas
Lab Members selected eight new ideas to take forward for development in the 2020 cycle, which aim to accelerate investment for energy access, nature-based solutions, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable cities.
The Lab's instruments surpass $2 billion in sustainable investment
With many leaders calling for climate action at scale, since 2014 the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance's instruments have collectively mobilized $2 billion in investments from public and private investors. Our new impact report highlights the key milestones and progress so far.
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance
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 launched
mobilized by Lab instruments
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 benefit from analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors.
4. Endorsement & Launch
Lab Members vote to launch the ideas for piloting, based on their innovation, actionability, financial sustainability, and catalytic potential.