Climate Finance Resources Relating to Africa
0) Short (7.5-min.) Introductory Video Presentation by ClimateSAN:
Slideshow with weblinks: Opportunity to AcceleratePrivate Sector Investmentin Climate Solutions in Africa
1) Online Platforms Listing a Range of Climate Finance Options:
a) The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN)
b) Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)
c) Katapult Africa
d) Spring Accelerator, Nairobi, Kenya
e) Startupbootcamp Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
f) UNFCCC report: Climate Technology Incubators and Accelerators
g) List of 20 Business Accelerators / Incubators for African Startups by VentureBurn
h) A List Of Startup Accelerators In Africa by Afrikan Heroes, May 29, 2021
a) Energy Transition Accelerator Financing Platform (ETAF) by multi-stakeholders including the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
b) IRENA’s Climate Investment Platform: IRENA for CIP
c) IRENA’s Channel on YouTube: LINK
d) Convergence Finance, which is focused on helping to increase private sector investment in developing countries.
e) Cross boundary: Open Source information for financing mini-grids – We believe this will accelerate universal access to electricity in Africa by unlocking access to the $1 trillion infrastructure capital markets that mini-grids need to scale. For more info, listen to this podcast at the 30:05 mark.
f) Africa Climate Action Initiative (ACAI) by The Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network.
g) Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network – YouTube Channel Playlists: Includes training videos regarding grant writing and compliance.
d) IFAD: Devex Article: IFAD launches $500M fund to channel climate finance to smallholders By Teresa Welsh, January 25, 2021
i) Climate Finance Policy Brief Climate Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa by Heinrich Boell Foundation and ODI, www.climatefundsupdate.org
j) FSD Africa to offer first-of-its-kind climate finance training, Jun 30, 2021
k) Green Bonds, which are being issued by a growing number of organizations and is a type of financing that is growing very quickly around the world. For example, ClimateBonds.net estimated that there were about $509bn worth of these types of financings in 2021.
l) IEA: Financing clean energy transitions in emerging and developing economies – Flagship report — June 2021
o) USAID, Sarona, Empea & Crystalus Report: Expanding Institutional Investment into Emerging Markets via Currency Risk Mitigation
p) World Bank: World Bank Group Delivers Record $31.7 Billion in Climate Finance in Fiscal Year 2022
q) UNDP: Ghana, Vanuatu, and Switzerland launch world’s first projects under new carbon market mechanism set out in Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement, Nov. 12, 2022
r) White&Case: Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Opportunities for Africa, Dec. 12, 2022
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b) Solar-powered irrigation system, such as one by SunCulture.
c) Solar-powered micro-grid, such as one by FlexGrid.
d) Water filter system and automated dispenser (ATM), such as the one by Susteq.
e) Water from air machine, such as the one by Skywater.
f) Biodigester to generate energy from waste.
g) Biochar Overview: What it is, its benefits and an opportunity to scale it globally
c) The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS) at the University of Ghana