2018 CPI: Blended Finance in Clean Energy


7Blended finance is essential to increase private investment in climate action in critical markets. This report was commissioned by the Blended Finance Taskforce. The premise is based on how to mobilize investment to meet the goal of limiting global warming to, at most, 2 degrees Celsius while also bringing electricity to the more than 1 billion people globally who do not yet have access to it. This report looks at what is needed to unlock investment opportunities in developing economies and evaluates by geography and clean energy sector, the most significant opportunities for impact on both climate change and energy access per dollar invested; the risks and barriers that prevent investment; and how blended finance could be deployed to address investor needs.