Reservoir Methane Capture Mechanism

Reservoir Methane Capture Mechanism

Overview  A facility that finances methane capture technology in the turbined-waters of hydroelectric plants. The methane feeds biogas energy generators, providing multiple sources of revenue.   The Problem  Hydropower plants produce methane-rich turbined water as a...

Lab instruments mobilized USD 816 million in 2021

Lab instruments mobilized USD 816 million in 2021, making it the best Lab year so far for total mobilization figures. Since the Lab’s inception in 2014, Lab instruments have surpassed USD 3.2 billion in climate investments, with roughly USD 1 billion coming from the...

Abiogás chooses managers for biogas guarantee fund

2021 Lab proponent Abiogás launched an open call to select a manager for the Guarantee Fund for Biogas, Monitor Mercantil reports. The Guarantee Fund for Biogas is a new financial instrument to accelerate biogas investments in Brazil. Abiogas aims to reach 30 million...

The Lab Demo Day 2021

 DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance hosted a virtual Demo Day on 20 October to present its 2021 groundbreaking climate finance ideas to the world. Each year, Lab ideas represent the latest and greatest in sustainable investment, and...
Amazônia Sustainable Supply Chains Mechanism

Amazônia Sustainable Supply Chains Mechanism

Forest-compatible and bioeconomy products present a significant opportunity for the Brazilian Amazon, which contains 67% of the world’s tropical forest cover. Yet the region contributes to not even 0.2% of the USD 175 billion global markets for...
Guarantee Fund for Biogas Projects

Guarantee Fund for Biogas Projects

Biogas is a renewable non-intermittent energy source with the potential to produce up to 40% of Brazil’s energy demand and replace 70% of its diesel consumption. However, the country’s current biogas capacity of 300 MW is highly concentrated in projects developed by...

The Lab opens call for innovative climate finance ideas

Climate finance entrepreneurs can apply for the Lab’s 2021 development cycle Ideas should address barriers to climate investment in emerging markets, as well as challenges for a post-COVID, green economic recovery The deadline is 22 December 2020; selected ideas will...

Webinar: The Lab Call for Ideas 2021

Download the webinar slides here. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is currently accepting proposals for innovative finance solutions that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges, especially...
Demo Day 2020

Demo Day 2020

THE LAB: DEMO DAY 2020 Investment Opportunities   The Lab’s Demo Day introduced this year’s instruments to potential investors, funders, and implementation partners. About the investment opportunities The Lab’s class of 2020 targets four main areas: nature-based...
Member Spotlight: IFAD

Member Spotlight: IFAD

  One of the strengths that sets the Lab apart from other climate finance incubators is the diversity and involvement of its membership. While the Lab team provides analytical rigor, networking opportunities and management support to nurture Lab-endorsed...

Valor: Plan wants to make ‘green’ investment feasible

Valor Econômico, the main business newspaper in Brazil, published a story about the two Brazilian instruments selected by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. The note describes both Conexsus Impact Fund and Sustainable Agriculture Finance Facility, saying...

Estadão: Banks unite to support sustainable projects

The Brazilian national newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo featured the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance 2020 call for ideas. The note highlights the participation of financial institutions among the 60+ Lab members and their role in selecting the instruments for...

Webinar: The Lab Call for Ideas 2020

 Download here the presentation for this webinar. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is currently accepting proposals for financial instruments that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult sustainable development challenges. In five...

Webinar, Nov 21 – O Lab: Fomentando o Investimento Sustentável

O CPI, Secretariado Lab, lançou uma nova “chamada para ideias” de instrumentos financeiros para o ciclo de 2017-2018. Buscamos ideias inovadoras e executáveis de instrumentos financeiros que possam alavancar significativamente recursos financeiros para o...
The Lab in Brazil

The Lab in Brazil

The Lab in Brazil AboutMembersIdeasNews & EventsContact About Members Reservoir Methane Capture MechanismA facility that finances methane capture technology in the turbined-waters of hydroelectric plants. The methane feeds biogas energy generators, providing multiple...
Revolusolar

Revolusolar

Overview Revolusolar is a social organization that seeks to promote the sustainable development of low-income communities in Rio, through distributed solar energy. With professional training and children workshops, the community is fully involved, becoming the...
Conexsus Impact Fund

Conexsus Impact Fund

Since 2018, Brazil has lost over two million hectares of native vegetation in the Amazon alone despite the country’s commitment to restore 12 million hectares of forests and 15 million hectares of degraded pasturelands by 2030. Incentivizing sustainable smallholder...
Sustainable Agriculture Finance Facility

Sustainable Agriculture Finance Facility

Sustainable agriculture is vital to Brazil’s economic and climate goals. It limits deforestation while increasing crop yields, boosting climate resilience, and generating income. The country has 180 million hectares of pasture land, half of which is considered...
PopLuz | Distributed Energy for Social Housing

PopLuz | Distributed Energy for Social Housing

Scaling up distributed solar power in Brazil can not only help the country achieve its climate targets, but can also provide increased energy access to low-income communities. However, low-income tenants typically lack the upfront capital required to purchase...
Caaporã | The Socio-Climate Benefits Fund

Caaporã | The Socio-Climate Benefits Fund

Forty million hectares of land have been deforested and degraded in the Brazilian Amazon during the last 40 years. While the government introduced policy measures in the early 2000s that have made significant progress in reducing large-scale, illegal deforestation,...
Responsible Commodities Facility

Responsible Commodities Facility

Growing global demand for soy is driving continuous agricultural expansion and deforestation in Brazil, particularly in the Cerrado region. One option to ease this pressure is to redirect agricultural production towards lands already cleared from native vegetation and...
Ecopec | Climate Smart Cattle Ranching (CSCR)

Ecopec | Climate Smart Cattle Ranching (CSCR)

Context Brazil is the world’s largest beef producer and second largest beef exporter. As such, cattle ranching activities have caused up to 90% of Brazil’s recent deforestation, and around 75% of country-wide greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change....
Green Receivables Fund (Green FIDC)

Green Receivables Fund (Green FIDC)

Context Renewable energy and energy efficiency are crucial components of Brazil’s 2030 climate goals as the country aims to increase energy efficiency by 10% and reach a share of 23% non-hydro renewables in the electricity sector by 2030. In order to meet these...
Distributed Energy Generation for Cooperatives (DGC)

Distributed Energy Generation for Cooperatives (DGC)

Context Brazil aims to have nearly a quarter of its energy mix sourced from non-hydro renewables by 2030. Small scale renewable energy systems will be a key component of this effort as they provide cost-saving opportunities for energy consumers while allowing...
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