The Ideas

The ideas featured on this page have been shortlisted as the most promising transformative green finance instruments from hundreds of submissions via an open call for ideas. At the beginning of each Lab cycle, Lab Members vote on the top several shortlisted ideas to move into development, benefiting from guidance from Lab Members and expert working groups, as well as from in-depth analysis provided by the Lab Secretariat. Depending on their development, at the end of each cycle, several instruments are endorsed by the Lab for launch and piloting. For more details about the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance’s approach, visit how it works.

In Development 2021

A mechanism to provide upfront finance for input providers in the Brazilian Amazon based on offtake agreements, conditioned on fostering sustainable supply chains that contribute to forestry preservation.

In Development 2021

The technology aggregates and leverages multiple data sources, including the customer repayment data and geospatial data layers, to understand portfolio and energy user risk at a more granular level, expanding access to capital for distributed renewable energy.

In Development 2021

The first guarantee mechanism that will provide financial guarantees on credit lines for biogas projects in Brazil, leveraging lending by private and public banks.

In Development 2021

The Peace Renewable Energy Credit (P-REC) is a financing mechanism to unlock investment in fragile, energy-poor countries. The P-REC Aggregation Fund will aggregate and sell P-RECs to investors to provide up-front equity capital for project developers for a portfolio of renewable energy projects.

In Development 2021

A unique blended-currency fund that will refinance initial USD climate infrastructure investments with local-currency debt after projects are operational.

In Development 2021

Simultaneous sustainable agriculture investments across an entire food system value chain to reduce the risk of failure at any one part of the supply chain and manage larger volumes.