IFC Report: Investing in a Time of Climate Change

Confluence recommends the latest major and impressive report from the IFC, a public report partner on the Investing in a Time of Climate Change study. The report points to trillions of dollars’ worth of climate-smart investment opportunities and emphasizes the need for smart policy reforms from governments and innovative business models to unlock private sector finance.

Creating Markets for Climate Business highlights opportunities for attracting private investment in 7 key sectors:  grid-connected renewable energy, off-grid solar and storage, climate-smart agriculture, green buildings, climate-smart urban transport and logistics, climate-smart urban water infrastructure, and climate-smart waste management. The report also includes new developments and next steps for key cross-cutting solutions such as green finance, green bonds, blended finance, carbon pricing, public-private partnerships and city creditworthiness.