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economics and decision making

In order to achieve ambitious national climate goals, the use of economic instruments such as crop and climate insurance, taxes, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and other financial incentives are important enablers. The CTCN is collaborating with relevant stakeholders to support local entrepreneurs, small- and medium enterprises and larger businesses, as well as governmental decision-makers, in identifying these economic instruments. Furthermore the CTCN provides technical assistance for strengthening countries’ capacity to access international financing for climate technology opportunities. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Economics and financial decision-making

  • CARBONIUM

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    CARBONIUM is a climate finance advisory company specialised in sustainable development and climate finance since 2004. The main areas of expertise are the following: project design/formulation, economic analysis (macroeconomic and project based), market studies, project evaluation, national strategies (NDCs, etc.), climate diplomacy, trainings, advisory services for accreditation to the GCF. The company has experience in:

    • renewable energies

    • energy efficiency

    • adaptation to climate change

    • disaster risk reduction

  • Fundación Centro de Gestión Tecnológica e Informática Industrial

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    CEGESTI is a non-profit organization founded in 1990, with the mission of contributing to sustainable development in Latin America with special emphasis on three core topics: Environment and Development; Responsible Business and Impact on Social Responsibility. Since its beginnings, CEGESTI has collaborated with bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies, local entities, enterprises and other society actors in formulating initiatives that facilitate an equitable and sustainable development.  

  • Creara Consultores SL

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    Starting its activity in 2003, Creara has a leading position in Spain and Latin America, offering among 1) Energy plan and financial schemes to support the saving measures for governements or industry. 2) Energy Audits of buildings of any use 3) Technical and financial feasibility for RES technologies 5) Carbon emission consultancy; GHGC inventories, GHG reduction 6) Design and implementation of Energy Services (ESCO) Development Programs 7) ISO 50001 (Energy Management System).

  • Agriconsulting Europe S.A.

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    Agriconsulting Europe SA - AESA is a renowned European consulting firm offering worldwide high-quality technical assistance and management services to Governments, Ministries, International Organisations and private clients in the field of international development.

  • DE Design and Environment Inc.

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    DE is a design and environmental consultancy and technology company based in Vancouver and Montreal.  The mission of DE is to solve problems using design and environmental science.  We have worked throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Our team has deep scientific and technical skills in the area of environmental analysis, impact assessment, and data integration.  Over the past 5 years we have worked with groups such as the IADB, IICA, the GEF, and UN, on various climate change mandates. 

  • Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria

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    Monday 30 November 2015

    This report studies the development of criteria for assessing the compatibility of financial investments with the international goal to limit global temperature increase to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The findings are intended as a starting point and a key input for a longer term process to develop consensus-based 2°C investing criteria. The focus here is placed on investments in projects and physical assets, in particular of development and climate finance organisations.

  • Climate Policy with the Chequebook – An Economic Analysis of Climate Investment Support

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    Tuesday 1 March 2016
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    Across the globe, climate policy is increasingly using investment support instruments, such as grants, concessional loans, and guarantees – whereas carbon prices are losing importance. This development substantially increases the risk of inefficient public spending. In this paper, we examine the ability of finance instruments to effectively and efficiently address market failures related to clean energy investments.

  • Renewable Energy in Hybrid Mini-Grids and Isolated Grids: Economic Benefits and Business Cases

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    Friday 1 May 2015
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    Renewable power has significant potential to reduce the cost of electricity in rural and island settings across the developing world. In areas distant from main power grids, regional isolated grids – often referred to as mini-grids – are often the main source of electricity to industry and households. Power generation usually relies on diesel fuel, often imported over long distances. Yet genera­ting costs can be reduced by hybridising these mini-grids with solar photo­vol­taic (PV) or other renewable power sources.

  • Exploration Risk for Geothermal Power Investments - Approaches across the globe

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    Monday 1 February 2016
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    Generating electric power based on geothermal energy is attractive (i) because of the low CO2 emissions and (ii) because electricity can be produced constantly, independent of the availability of wind or sunlight. These characteristics make geothermal energy an important option for safe, cost-effective and climate friendly power production. The main caveats are that geothermal energy is not available everywhere and that it is uncertain whether the resource will actually be found at a given site.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

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    Tuesday 1 March 2016
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    In 2015, global investment in renewables grew about 5 percent relative to the previous year and reached an all-time high of US$ 286 billion (bn). And there are more interesting trends: Investment in renewables’ based electricity generation capacity in 2015 has been more than double the investment in the major fossil fuels (renewables: US$ 266 bn versus US$ 130 bn for coal and gas stations). This also leads to added capacity in terms of Gigawatts in 2015 in renewables (134 GW) outstripping all other technologies combined (conventional coal, gas, and nuclear).

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