A Free Webinar by the International Renewable Agency
Help You Seek Funding for Your Renewable Energy Project

Seeking investment in your renewable energy related project?  The  International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) can help.  They are hosting a free webinar about their Sustainable Energy Marketplace and Project Navigator Platforms  on ________ at ______ GMT.  This webinar is useful for people who want to develop and fund their own renewable energy projects and/or help others do the same.

For your convenience, here is a quick link to the time of this event in your timezone visit: Timedate.com Announcer.

This webinar is part of Think Renewables Group’s strategy to increase investment in solutions that mitigate or adapt to climate change (Climate Solutions).  It is encouraging people to utilize Project Navigator to develop their proposals into “bankable projects” and then list them on Sustainable Energy Marketplace so we can promote them at the NDC Investment Forum in Accra, Ghana on March 18th.  During this event, there will be press conference that will inform the media about how these online platforms and another one called ClimatePlace are a key part of a larger strategy to accelerate investment in Climate Solutions.  The founder and president of TRG, Paul Stevers have been invited to be the key note speaker and moderator of this session.

The UNDP and the Government of Ghana are organizing and hosting this NDC Investment Forum, which will occur over two days.  It is main climate finance event planned for Africa Climate Week, which is planned to held in Accra, Ghana between March 18th and 22nd.

TRG recommends developers register and profile their renewable energy project on the Sustainable Energy Marketplace platform before March 18th, which is when the press conference is scheduled to occur.  If a project is not renewable energy-related, it can be profiled on ClimatePlace.

A key component of the opportunity to accelerate investment climate solutions is due to the increased concern by investors about climate change.  For example, in the 2018 Global Investor Statement To Governments On Climate Change, which was signed by 319 investors representing more than USD $28 trillion in assets, strongly urged all governments to implement the actions that are needed to achieve the goals of the [Paris] Agreement, with the utmost urgency.  By utilizing online available platforms, project facilitation services and financial incentives, this increased concern can lead to significantly increased investment in Climate Solutions.  For more information about this opportunity, see this link: Proposed Plan to Accelerate Private Sector Investment in Climate Solutions.

If you want to view past webinars about Sustainable Energy Marketplace and Project Navigator, see: IRENA’s Learning Channel on Youtube.

TRG welcomes your participation in this webinar and encourages you to help create more “bankable projects” that can be considered by investors.
A. Online Platforms Providing Multiple Climate Finance Options:
There are many financial incentives and support programs available to help you make your project more attractive to investors.  To learn about these incentives, visit the following online platforms:
2) RECP Financial Catalyst – The Finance Catalyst links renewable energy projects to finance opportunities and vice versa, targeting small- and medium-scale renewable energy (RE) projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
3) After registering on IRENA’s Project Navigator, a user can explore funding options on their Financial Navigator

B. Notable Specialized Funds:

1) GroFin is a pioneering private development finance institution specialized in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East by combining medium term loan capital and value-added business support.