Limiting global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels will require billions of dollars in investments each year to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and shift to low-emissions development pathways. This report draws on the experiences of six developing countries to examine how public climate finance can help meet the significant investment needs of developing countries by creating attractive conditions for scaled-up investment in low-carbon energy. Building on lessons from the case studies, it provides a number of recommendations for international climate funds and institutions, in particular for the new Green Climate Fund.
The Open Climate Network (OCN) is an independent, international partnership that tracks and reports on the progress of key countries on climate change. OCN analysis is prepared by partners around the world covering climate finance, mitigation policy, and clean technology.
By Davida Wood, with Shantanu Dixit (Prayas, India), Chuenchom Sangarasri Greacen (Palang Thai, Thailand), Asclepias Indriyanto (Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics, Indonesia), Bharath Jairaj, Antonio La Vina (Ateneo School of Government, Philippines), and Fabby Tumiwa (Institute for Essential Services Reform, Indonesia) on June 21, 2011
As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.
This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,
drawn from these on-the-ground experiences in
The Two Degrees of Innovation project works with researchers, engineers, policymakers and other practitioners to create the conditions for global innovation in clean energy, from research to deployment.