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
San Giorgio Group Case Study: The Role of Public Finance in CSP – Rajasthan Sun Technique 100MW CSP plant, India
The 100MW Rajasthan Sun Technique CSP plant is not only the first linear Fresnel CSP plant in India and the largest in the world, it is also one of the cheapest large-scale CSP plants ever built. This case study finds that while Indian solar policy was essential to build this innovative plant it was not enough for India to deploy CSP plants at the desired level and speed.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, 22 January 2014
A meeting organized by Climate Policy Initiative in partnership with
the Climate Investment Funds Administrative Unit
To read a ...
World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, January 20, 2014
Hosted by IRENA and jointly organized with Climate Policy Initiative this event explored the relevance of risk - the ...
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.