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The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has announced the formation of a Technical Working Group of global infrastructure, finance, and climate experts to provide strategic advice to the G20 and GI Hub on a forthcoming framework that will offer new recommendations for scaling up private sector investment in sustainable infrastructure.
In line with the global focus on climate change and greenhouse gasses, Canada has committed to a Net Zero Target by 2050. The Quebec Government has developed the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy aiming at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030
IFC worked with Timor-Leste’s new PPP Unit to deliver a transparent tender process that attracted globally reputable port operators. The key bid variable was the Viability Gap Financing subsidy required by each bidder after a very strict technical pre-qualification
Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will require massive investment in developing countries. Blended finance, which combines concessional public funds with commercial funds, can be a powerful means to direct more commercial finance toward impactful investments that are unable to proceed on strictly commercial terms
IFC in close collaboration with the WB, MIGA and in consultation with key market and industry players, has worked on the development and design of the Scaling Mini-Grid (SMG) platform: a set of semi-standardised project preparation requirements, templates, risk mitigation instruments, and stapled financing
This session examined how innovative forms of commercial financing are being mobilised to finance sustainable infrastructure
This webinar will explore how governments and project proponents can mobilise innovative forms of commercial financing like blended finance and sustainability-linked loans.
The Solomon Islands National Development Strategy 2016–2035 called for greater use of renewable energy generation in the medium term, to service both urban and rural demand. It also called for opening the market to independent power providers.
To close the infrastructure gap in a sustainable recovery, we need more greenfield infrastructure, with environmental sustainability at its core. This requires innovative funding models and public-private partnerships (PPPs), particularly in emerging economies where private investors are more reluctant to invest and greenfield infrastructure need is greatest.
Ohio State University's energy efficiency program aimed to modernise the 490-building campus. OSU entered into a concession agreement with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), which provided a USD1.165 billion up-front lease payment to handle the university’s energy management and a network expansion over a 50-year concession period.
The recording is now available for the GI Hub and International Finance Corporation (IFC) webinar ‘Infrastructure for the recovery: Innovation for de-risking greenfield investment’, the third in the series New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure.
The infrastructure sector needs to make a fundamental shift from built solutions that address singular problems to those that address multiple transformative outcomes.
The pandemic increased inequalities among vulnerable people and highlighted gaps in access to financing and services in every country. Simultaneously, the climate crisis is still at ‘code red’. From every vantage point, it is clear that we need to get the most possible out of the unprecedented level of infrastructure as a stimulus.
Today, the GI Hub has launched a new resource that shows how G20 governments are spending the USD3.2 trillion in infrastructure as a stimulus.
India's infrastructure needed substantial investment to fulfill the demands of the growing economy. The Indian government introduced various initiatives to demonstrate domestic confidence to foreign investors, including Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) as an avenue for infrastructure developers to divest operational projects and reduce their leverage.
The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project is the first pumped hydro energy storage scheme globally to be developed in an abandoned gold mine. The giant battery located in Kidston, Far-North Queensland will pump water uphill when energy is abundant during off peak periods and releasing it to create power in times of peak demand. The Kidston project is supported by NAIF’s 15-year concessional loan of AUD610m (USD475 million) - debt finance. Genex will provide AUD120 million (USD93 million), including AUD25 million (USD19.5 million) investment by J-Power -equity finance.
The 300MV Victorian Big Battery is currently to be Australia’s largest lithium-ion battery which assists in providing critical grid support services, reducing wholesale power costs for consumers and assisting in the transition to renewable energy in Victoria, Australia. It utilises the System Integrity Protection Scheme (SIPS) which increases import capacity to Victoria by up to 250 MW, reducing the likelihood of unserved energy (USE) from high impact, low probability (HILP) events during summer periods.