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 2022

A project finance facility that aggregates high-integrity nature-based carbon projects with pre-purchase offtake agreements from high-integrity carbon credit buyers. The idea also proposes to include a technical assistance facility as a de-risking mechanism

In Development 2022

Long-term climate insurance to cities at pre-arranged and below market rate premiums, linked to a financial product that would allow municipalities to invest in resilient infrastructure. 

In Development 2022

A USD 100 million revolving loan facility supporting SME shrimp farmers to adopt controlled intensification and other responsible aquaculture practices to increase shrimp yields and profits, while contributing to ecosystem restoration that offers mitigation and adaptation benefits.

In Development 2022

A specialist guarantor that will provide guarantees to mobilize climate finance from global credit and capital markets to support climate mitigation and adaptation projects in emerging markets.

In Development 2022

A green mortgage instrument that provides data-driven alternative credit assessments for IFC-EDGE certified green homes to underwrite borrowers with low and informal incomes.

In Development 2022

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 ecosystem.

In Development 2022

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.

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