SAN GIORGIO GROUP

The San Giorgio Group is a working group of key financial intermediaries and institutions actively engaged in green, low-emissions finance, established by Climate Policy Initiative in a collaboration with the World Bank Group, CLP (China Light & Power), and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The San Giorgio Group is coordinated from CPI’s Venice office.

 
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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

PUBLICATION

Public Finance and Private Exploration in Geothermal: Gümüşköy Case Study, Turkey

March, 2015

Geothermal energy holds significant promise for the development of low-carbon energy systems. One of the lowest cost sources of renewable electricity, it also has the ability to meet baseload power demand and backstop fluctuating ...

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EVENT

CPI at COP 20

Lima, Peru, December 6, 2014

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) will be organizing and taking part in many events in and around the Conference of the ...

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BLOG

3 Reasons for Measured Optimism about Climate Finance

December 4, 2014

A version of this blog first appeared on Responding to Climate Change: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/11/21/three-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-climate-finance-flows/

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BLOG

Geothermal: Risks shouldn’t overshadow benefits

November 12, 2014

Geothermal is competitive. Its low cost per unit of energy generated, when compared with other renewable energies and fossil-fuelled generation ...

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EVENT

First Geothermal Dialogue: Effective Financing of Geothermal Development – What Have We Learned?

Copenhagen, October 24, 2014

This meeting was organized by Climate Policy Initiative, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds and the Energy Sector Management ...

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