Financing Steel Decarbonization

Financing Steel Decarbonization

Overview  The instrument proposes blended financing for adaptable steel decarbonization technologies in a comprehensive money-to-market approach. The goal is to decarbonize horizontal processes from energy feed to product manufacturing and the vertical supply chain...

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...

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...

The Lab Welcomes ECube Climate Finance as India Panel Member

New Delhi—The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (“the Lab”) is pleased to announce that ECube Climate Finance (ECF) has joined as a member of the Lab. ECF co-founders Harish HV and Shankar Venkateswaran will immediately join the Lab’s India panel. “ECF was...
Five trees or a latte?

Five trees or a latte?

2020 Lab finalist GROVE: Forestry Smart Ledger was featured by Reuters, in an article highlighting the catalytic potential of the instrument. GROVE “plans to launch an app and website in the next six months using blockchain technology to crowdsource donations...

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...
The Lab in India

The Lab in India

The Lab in India AboutMembersIdeasNews & EventsContact About Members Financing Steel DecarbonizationBlended financing for adaptable steel decarbonization technologies in a comprehensive money-to-market approach. The goal is to decarbonize horizontal processes from...

India Lab launches three new instruments

The India Innovation Lab for Green Finance (the India Lab) announced endorsement of three innovative investment vehicles that will help drive millions of dollars of needed investment to India’s clean energy and green growth targets. They include a rooftop solar...

India Lab moves forward, selects four new ideas

The India Innovation Lab builds on the successes of The Global Lab, but adapts them to India’s unique opportunities and challenges. Following a successful call for ideas, the India Lab has selected four new ideas for green finance instruments to move forward in...
Five trees or a latte?

GROVE: Forestry Smart Ledger (FSL)

India has pledged to create a carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tons through 2030, for which it would require USD 15 billion annually. Mangroves can typically store four times more carbon than rainforests and are inexpensive – making them arguably the most efficient carbon...
Battery Subscription Facility

Battery Subscription Facility

Electrification of transport in India is crucial to meeting the nation’s climate goals. The transport sector alone accounts for 13% of energy related carbon emissions and over 40% of the total particulate matter emissions in cities. Electrification of buses in public...
Financing for Low-Carbon Auto Rickshaws

Financing for Low-Carbon Auto Rickshaws

India has 9 of the 10 most polluted cities in the world. Auto-rickshaw fleets in Indian cities on average are responsible for around 10% of this pollution. Also, most auto-rickshaw drivers opt to rent their vehicles instead of own them, due to the high cost of...
The Residential Rooftop Solar Accelerator

The Residential Rooftop Solar Accelerator

To date, India has achieved 2.5 GW of rooftop solar installations, mostly on commercial and industrial roofs. In the residential market specifically, there is vast potential of over 60 GW, but only 0.5 GW had been installed as of March 2018. Although there are several...
Solar Investment Trusts (SEITs)

Solar Investment Trusts (SEITs)

Around $40-50 billion of capital investment is required to meet India’s rooftop solar capacity target of 40 GW by 2022, an ambitious leap from current capacity of 1.3 GW. However, currently there are several key barriers which prevent the sector from attracting the...
Sustainable Energy Bonds (SEBs)

Sustainable Energy Bonds (SEBs)

Sustainable energy projects in India – including distributed renewable energy (small-scale and off-grid solutions), energy efficiency projects for buildings or in industries, projects for increasing energy access, and projects to encourage sustainable...
The Matchmaker Service

The Matchmaker Service

Cities in India need to invest heavily in climate mitigation and adaption projects. According to International Finance Corporation (IFC), India’s climate-smart urban infrastructure investment potential is USD 1.7 trillion by 2020. However, there is a huge financing...

P50 Risk Solutions

A formidable risk in the renewable energy sector is weather variability, especially for wind energy. Weather variability translates to revenue variability, which has a direct effect on the ability of projects to meet their debt obligations. Banks take a conservative...
Rooftop Solar Private Sector Financing Facility

Rooftop Solar Private Sector Financing Facility

Meeting the Indian government’s target of 40 GW of rooftop solar power by 2022 will require significant financial resources, estimated at USD $34 billion. Even with a more realistic deployment target of 14GW by 2022, the solar rooftop sector would still need...
FX Hedging Facility

FX Hedging Facility

The Government of India has set targets to achieve 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022. To meet this target, around USD 189 billion of investment will be required from 2016 to 2022. It would be extremely difficult to meet this investment requirement...
Loans4SME

Loans4SME

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will require USD 44 billion in debt financing, to 2022, to harness the opportunities presented by renewable energy and energy efficiency in India. Currently, bank lending is the most common source of external finance for many SMEs...
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