San Giorgio Group Focus
Effective green finance is critical to the success of low-emissions development. However, significant challenges remain including how to scale up actions to meet global needs, how to design risk-return arrangements to attract public and private capital, and how to disburse climate funds effectively. The San Giorgio Group focus includes:
- Effective investment: systematic analysis of case studies and tracking of existing green investments
- Ensuring learning: distil lessons from the evolving financing practices
- Scaling up: provide insights on how public resources can be spent wisely to mobilize private finance
The San Giorgio Group work focuses on a systematic analysis of project, program, and instrument case studies to identify best practices for effective public and private investment, with a special focus on how risks faced by investors are addressed.
Latest from the San Giorgio Group
World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, January 20, 2014
Hosted by IRENA and jointly organized with Climate Policy Initiative
WFES, Capital Suite 10, 20 January 2014, 15h15-18h15
San Giorgio Group Brief: The Role of Public Finance in CSP – Background and Approach to Measuring Effectiveness
January 17, 2014
Many experts and international institutions expect concentrated solar power (CSP) to supply up to 10% of global energy demand by 2050. However, today CSP’s costs remain above alternative sources of power and public finance is needed to bridge this gap: over 98% of the total investment in CSP to date has needed some form of public support. This brief, the first in series of reports on CSP, looks at the global landscape of CSP in terms of markets, technology, financing models, and policies to better understand how to structure effective and cost-effective public policies and investments.
December 17, 2013
In this San Giorgio Group Case Study, Climate Policy Initiative studies the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience to highlight early lessons from a project engaging private actors in building the resilience of Nepal's agricultural sector. The overarching goal of this project is to establish models for climate-smart agriculture that make climate resilience a business proposition for the private actors involved, long beyond the project's life.
November 20, 2013
Emissions from deforestation and forest degradation make up nearly one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions and the estimated costs of halving emissions from deforestation and forest degradation by 2030 far exceed available public resources. This case study analyzes the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership project in Indonesia to see what it can teach policymakers and investors about rehabilitating degraded peatland effectively, and what barriers need to be overcome to attract private investment at scale.
October 22, 2013
The most comprehensive inventory of climate finance to-date, The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2013, finds that global climate finance flows have plateaued at USD 359 billion, or around USD 1 billion per day – far below even the most conservative estimates of investment needs.