European Capacity Building Initiative

Pro-poor Climate Finance: Is There a Role for Private Finance in the Green Climate Fund?

This report attempts to respond to these questions by de-constructing ideological notions of “leveraging” and “crowding in” private finance and examining the track record of the private sector, private financiers and development finance institutions (DFIs) in developing countries. The report concludes that the GCF should approach private companies and financiers slowly and with a high degree of caution, and only engage them to the extent that they can guarantee compliance with high standards on environmental, social and development effectiveness; implement robust processes designed to address financial, social and environmental risks; and produce effective mitigation and adaptation outcomes.

FC Publication Date: 
16 April 2013
FC Publication: 
Luis Gomez-Echeverri