The Clean Energy Solutions Center assists governments and practitioners with identifying appropriate finance mechanisms and designing and implementing policies to reduce risk and encourage private sector investment, helping to achieve the transition to clean energy at the speed and scale necessary to meet local development needs and address global challenges.

Guides and Good Practices

A Policy Overview

Governments around the world have implemented financial incentives to support scaled-up deployment of clean energy technologies and practices. As of 2015, at least 48 countries have adopted financial incentives to support such deployment. Learn more.

Good Practices and Case Studies

Our guides to finance instruments—designed by clean energy finance experts—direct you to information on innovative finance instruments that you can mobilize private sector investment in clean energy in your country or region. The guides cover:

Clean Energy Finance News

26 May 2017
The Green Climate Fund has launched a global campaign to unlock private sector investment in climate finance. It is offering USD 500 million to support business ideas that drive greenhouse gas emission reductions and help communities adapt to climate change in developing countries. Learn more.

Clean Energy Finance Events

11 June 2017 to 14 June 2017
The Government of Kazakhstan, the United Nations Regional Commissions and their partners are organizing the Energy Ministerial Conference and the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development. Ministers, high-level policymakers, leaders from business, the financial sector, academia, civil society, and international organizations will explore how to drive change, the role of and need for regional cooperation and planning, and the imperative for nexus solutions as part of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In particular, the interplay of fossil fuels, energy efficiency, and renewable energy will be highlighted. Learn more.

Ask a Finance Expert

Ellen MorrisOur clean energy finance experts are available to provide assistance and in-depth answers to your questions. Ask your question here, and we will contact you within two business days.

Attend Training Webinars

We have offered dozens of finance webinars. For example, panelists in the webinar above addressed China's plan for facilitating financing for industrial energy efficiency and how the Chinese financial system is evolving to meet those requirements.

Search our Resource Library

Our resource library includes hundreds of published clean energy finance resources, which you can either search by keyword or browse by topic.