Private Sector Critical to Shepherd $100 Billion Annually from Advanced to Developing Countries

The private sector should finance individual projects in developing countries that address climate change, rather than  depending on massive government-to-government financial transfers, argues a Bloomberg New Energy Finance white paper. 

A single Green Climate Fund won’t succeed in routing $100 billion a year by 2020 from the developed to the developing world to combat climate change, it says.

Transfering that money was one of the few commitments made during UN climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009 and was reinforced in last year’s Cancún negotiations.

The report, "Towards a Green Climate Finance Framework," argues that what’s really needed are a set of instruments that provide various kinds of support including soft loans, grants that cover the extra cost of clean energy, and skill-building.

Each instrument would be offered by any number of public and private institutions in competition with each other, which would keep costs down and provide for good governance and transparency.

"The current UNFCCC negotiations over the creation of the Green Climate Fund are heading down a dead end. The Transitional Committee charged with the design of the fund is dominated by figures from government with no private sector experience," says Michael Liebreich, Bloomberg New Energy Finance CEO.

"They are looking to create yet another multilateral institution for managing pools of public money but even if they succeed in creating a fund, there is no earthly way developed world governments will resource it to the tune of $100 billion per annum. We need a far more nuanced approach, one which works with the grain of the capital markets, not against it, and one which is designed from the start to reach the required scale."

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Comments on “Private Sector Critical to Shepherd $100 Billion Annually from Advanced to Developing Countries”

  1. bob

    Sure what the world’s poorer people need is a bunch of carpetbagging bureaucrats and eurocrats specifying how they should administer 100 billion… yeah that’s it… that will surely accomplish something. OR how about simply supporting those aboriginal and first nations initiatives that try to make entrepreneureal progress in the climate change markets.

  2. shepngo pakistn

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