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Linking Global Finance to Small-Scale Clean Energy: Financial Aggregation for Distributed Renewable Energy in Developing Countries
UNDP and Climate Bonds Initiative invite you to join the launch webinar for their new report, which discusses the potential of financial aggregation in enabling global capital markets to finance distributed renewable energy (for residential and other uses) in developing countries. It explores the state of small-scale, low-carbon energy in developing countries as well as the barriers to financial aggregation, along with some proposed solutions and key considerations for market practitioners. The focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa, but the findings are broadly applicable to all developing regions, especially those with underdeveloped financial markets.

The report results from a collaboration between UNDP and Climate Bonds Initiative in the context of the UNDP's Climate Aggregation Platform – a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded project to promote the scale-up of financial aggregation for small-scale clean energy in developing countries. It is based on an extensive literature review and dozens of interviews with relevant stakeholders, both from the product (sell) and finance (buy) sides.

Opening Remarks:
Stefanie Held, Director Sustainable Energy Hub, UNDP

Presentation of Findings and Moderator Discussion:
- Daniel McGree, Senior Research Analyst and Lead Report Author, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Eduardo Appleyard, Coordinator, Climate Aggregation Platform, UNDP
- Christine Eibs Singer, Energy Access Advocate (Independent)

Closing remarks:
Krista Tukiainen, Head of Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative

Moderator:
Shamini Selvaratnam, Energy Partnerships, Sustainable Energy Hub UNDP
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Jun 30, 2022 01:00 PM in London

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