A Free Webinar About a Blended Climate Finance Marketplace by ClimatePlace Association

Seeking investment in your renewable energy related project?  The ClimatePlace Association can help.  They are hosting a free webinar about their marketplace platform called ClimatePlace on February 26, 2019 at 2 pm GMT.   This webinar is useful for people who want to develop and fund their own projects that mitigate or adapt to climate change (Climate Solutions) and/or help others do the same.  

This webinar is being hosted by ClimatePlace Association with the support of Think Renewables Group (TRG).   As part of TRG’s strategy to increase investment in Climate Solutions, TRG is encouraging developers to utilize ClimatePlace to connect to investors and learn about financial incentives that can help make their project more attractive these investors.  In addition to utilizing ClimatePlace, TRG is encouraging developers to utilize the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA’s) Project Navigator to help them develop their proposals into “bankable projects”.  If the project is substantially renewable energy related, it can also be listed on IRENA’s Sustainable Energy Marketplace.  

The UNDP and the Government of Ghana are organizing and hosting the NDC Investment Forum, and it is the main climate finance event planned for Africa Climate Week, which is scheduled to held in Accra, Ghana between March 18th and 22nd.  During this forum, there will be a press conference that will inform the media about how these online platforms are an important part of a larger strategy to accelerate investment in Climate Solutions.  To help communicate this emerging opportunity, Paul Stevers has been invited to be the keynote speaker and moderator of this session.  For more information, see this: LINK.

Both TRG and ClimatePlace Association recommend developers register and submit their project profile to the ClimatePlace and/or Sustainable Energy Marketplace platforms as soon as possible so it can be considered for approval by the administrators of the respective platforms before March 18th, which is when the press conference is scheduled to occur.   If there is a surge of proposals to review prior to this press conference, it may take an extended period of time for your project profile to be approved for display on either of these platforms. 

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.

We welcome your participation in this webinar and encourage you to help create more “bankable projects” that can be considered by investors.

To register for this event, please see: Webinar Registration.  To view the time of the event in your timezone, see LINK.

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