Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance
The Centre’s vision is to help develop cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions from energy supply and use by mobilising finance for climate and sustainable energy investments and strengthening of their associated markets. This is to be achieved by working with financial institutions to develop technical know-how, innovative financing approaches and new forms of entrepreneurial and end-user finance. The Centre’s approach combines project implementation on the ground with think tank activities. Located in the financial heart of Germany, the Centre serves as UNEP’s main knowledge hub for sustainable energy and climate finance.
One of the most important challenges facing mankind is global warming. In order to meet the environmental challenges which climate change causes the Centre provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about sustainable energy and climate finance. Its strength lies in integrating insights and research from stakeholders of various disciplines to help channel capital towards sustainable energy and climate finance. Through publications and policy discussions, workshops, seminars, and conferences, the Centre promotes innovative solutions to climate and sustainable energy finance. Centre staff conducts applied research, and implements findings and instruments where they are most effective.
With the view to fostering long-term transformational change towards a low-carbon economy, the Centre’s work is designed to encourage and support the finance community in taking the first steps of active engagement working with key actors in finance, government and industry to improve their capacities for mobilising investment in climate mitigation and adaptation technologies.
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