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Private Financing Advisory Network Relaunched under REEEP and UNIDO Hosting

On the 10th of May, 2017, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) was officially relaunched under its new hosting arrangement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in cooperation with REEEP in Vienna, Austria. Under this arrangement, PFAN’s activities will be scaled up by a factor of two to five by the year 2020.

REEEP/ICETT Side Event at Bonn Climate Change Conference: Filling the Financing Gap for Climate Business

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During this event, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), an initiative which thus far has raised over US$ 1.3 billion in financing for climate and clean energy businesses in low- and middle-income countries, will present its new hosting structure under the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and REEEP.

Blog by Martin Hiller: Climate Finance and the Importance of Equitable Development

At KPC's Austrian Climate Change Workshop, held last week in Vienna, I spoke on a panel about ‘Fostering Low-Carbon Development and Climate Resilience’. The Green Climate Fund and the European Investment Bank, among others, were represented on that panel, and given the nature of these two players, the presentations and most of the discussion revolved around large amounts of money.

PFAN Clean Energy and Climate Investment Forum

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On the 10th of May 2017, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) will hold a Clean Energy and Climate Investment Forum in Vienna, in conjunction with the Vienna Energy Forum. During this event, promising clean energy projects will be presented to an audience of investors, project developers and other interested stakeholders. The event also marks the launch of PFAN 2.0 under new UNIDO/REEEP hosting: PFAN will formally unveil its new governance and hosting structure and announce its plans for scaling its operations and accessing wholesale capital markets.

Press Release: EU-funded Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa Initiative Announced

A new EU-funded pilot initiative for market-based clean energy technologies and services deployment for South African municipal water works was launched last week at an EU Pavilion event at COP22. The event was organised by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the South African Department for Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA).

Press Release: REEEP and PFAN Side Event at COP22: Experts stress crucial importance of financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in ensuring success of the Paris Agreement

The Panel at the SME financing for NDCs side event

At the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a panel of experts discussed how innovative financing solutions and closer stakeholder engagement can help developing countries reach and exceed the targets set in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 Paris Agreement, and how to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a meaningful and central role in this effort. The panel included high-level representatives from the public and private sector.

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