Shovel-ready Climate Finance Projects
The Lab develops climate adaptation and mitigation projects that are scalable, catalytic and are primed to make measurable impact in resilience, sustainability, carbon emission reductions and economic growth.
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.
While the full suite of Lab instruments support this aim, acknowledging the urgency at-hand, we have compiled a list of Lab-endorsed instruments and projects that are “shovel ready,” able to leverage immediate funds into action on the ground in a number of key sectors for driving resilient growth in developing countries.
For additional information about the following opportunities, investors may contact Manager of Climate Finance Leigh Madeira, who supports Lab instruments’ transition from investment concept to market reality.
A fund that blends commercial and catalytic finance to invest growth equity in companies to accelerate the diffusion of climate intelligence products and resilience building solutions
Energy Efficiency Enabling Initiative
A private equity fund that relies on donor-backed equity capital, technical assistance, and risk mitigation instruments to crowd in private investment in energy efficiency
Low Carbon Auto Rickshaws
A facility to deploy more electric auto-rickshaws in Indian cities and provide better livelihoods for auto-rickshaw drivers, through a model that provides up to 100% debt financing at competitive rates, and opportunities for driver ownership
A vehicle to enable distributed solar energy for low-income tenants in Brazil who cannot make the investments or don’t have access to credit, by providing a robust legal and financial structure to make it an attractive and low-risk investment option
Smallholder Forestry Vehicle
A mechanism to scale up sustainable forestry in Africa through which investors buy portfolios of trees that have been planted by smallholders on degraded land, and recoup their investment once the trees are harvested and sold