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  • Local governance and private sector opportunities for climate adaptation, sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity in Madagascar

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    Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot with over 175,000 endemic species (Thompson 2011). Madagascar also has a high level of poverty and underdevelopment, ranking 158 of 188 countries on the 2016 Human Development Index. Over 75 percent of the population lives below the World Bank’s poverty line (World Bank 2018). More than 80 percent of Madagascar’s population depends on natural resources for agriculture, fishing, and forestry livelihoods (Hay Tao Statement of Objectives). However, the natural resource base has declined sharply due to unsustainable use.

  • Investing in Renewable Energy in the MENA Region: Financier Perspectives

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    Presented from the perspective of leading renewable energy financiers from London and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), this report describes the opportunities and challenges of renewable energy finance in the MENA region. The MENA region is attractive to investors today for several reasons; however, policy and regulation are central to investment conditions. Most MENA governments do not have a national renewable energy regime in place, making investment decisions in the region challenging.

  • Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

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    This report provides an analysis of (1) policy and financial de-risking instruments and (2) how they best fit into a developing economy to create feasible renewable energy projects. South Africa, Mongolia, Panama and Kenya are used as case studies to illustrate how instruments are being used in different situations. Implications of de-risking instruments are discussed in-depth to close out the analysis. Accompanying the report is a financial tool designed to help policymakers make more informed decisions about the most cost-effective courses of action.