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


Using Private Finance to Accelerate Geothermal Deployment: Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant, Indonesia

June, 2015

This case study analyzes the 330MW Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant (GPP) which is on course to become the largest single contract geothermal power plant project in the world in 2018. The project has the highest private sector involvement of any geothermal project on a previously undeveloped field in Indonesia, thanks to substantial public support in the form of financing, guarantees and a feed-in tariff.

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Using Public Finance to Attract Private Investment in Geothermal: Olkaria III Case Study, Kenya

June, 2015

This case study looks at Olkaria III, the first privately funded and developed geothermal project in Africa to understand how the Kenyan government and international public finance are working together to attract private investment in geothermal.

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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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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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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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