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  • Enabling private sector clean energy investment in Southeast and South Asia

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    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Southeast and South Asia accounted for more than 29 percent of total emissions in Asia and more than 15 percent of worldwide emissions in 2013 (World Resources Institute, 2013). 1 Governments in the region are working to achieve national climate change mitigation targets, reduce air pollution, and meet increasing demands for energy. Leading multinational and Asian corporations have embraced the business case for clean energy (CE). RE100 is a global initiative of the Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) that was established in 2014.

  • Climate Finance in Bangladesh: a Situation Analysis

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    USAID/Bangladesh asked the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity to conduct a situation analysis on climate finance in Bangladesh. The purpose was to assess the policy environment, institutional arrangements and the government’s capacity to access and implement climate change projects; and explore modalities for achieving a functional institutional arrangement for managing climate finance in Bangladesh.

  • Analysis of Renewable Energy Auctions in Six Countries

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    USAID asked CEADIR to analyze recent experiences with renewable energy (RE) reverse auctions in El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru. This report focuses on the policy and regulatory environment, characteristics and results of the auctions, and financing of winning bids. USAID also requested shorter summaries of experiences in Brazil, India, and South Africa. This report is based on interviews with investors and representatives of financial institutions and governmental entities in El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru and secondary information sources.

  • Recommendations to accelerate private investment in climate-smart agriculture and forestry production in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam

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    At the regional workshop on “Convening Private Sector Investment in Climate-Smart Commodity Production in Southeast Asia,” held on March 29, 2017, 89 private sector leaders and government officials discussed regional needs, opportunities, challenges, and priority actions to accelerate investment in climate-smart, low-emission agriculture and forestry production. Private and public sector participants agreed that an important priority is to increase communication and collaboration.

  • 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.

  • USAID Private Sector Engagement Policy

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    This policy is a first step within a larger cultural and operational transformation to expand our engagement with the private sector to achieve outcomes of shared interest Agency-wide. The purpose of the policy is to accomplish the following: • Set forth the vision and operating principles that will guide and advance USAID’s engagement with the private sector, with an emphasis on promoting U.S.

  • Clean Energy Investments in Developing Countries: Wind Power in Egypt

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    This case study (1) describes the development of wind generation to date in Egypt within the context of the development of the energy and electricity sectors; (2) analyzes the factors supporting and constraining investment—what these have been to date and how they might develop in the future; and (3) discusses the conditions that would be necessary for a large-scale implementation of wind power in the future.

  • Opportunities and Domestic Barriers to Clean Energy Investment in Chile

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    This document provides a view of the clean energy market for electricity generation in Chile. The document is structured as follows. Section two describes the main trends of the Chilean electricity market, and clean energy production in particular, in terms of: the current situation and future projections; investment trends; greenhouse gas emissions in the sector; and the regulatory, institutional, and investment frameworks.