To enable scaling of climate programs, development assistance organizations can help partner countries leverage new sources of financing, including institutional investors, impact investors, and international and domestic capital markets. However, new approaches are necessary to achieve impacts on a much larger scale.
USAID funded a Climate Finance Assessment that identified opportunities, challenges, and experiences in leveraging international and domestic private and public sector investment for clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and climate adaptation. This report will be discussed in a webinar on August 6.
The USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis, Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity published the Climate Finance Assessment: Opportunities for Scaling Up Financing for Clean Energy, Sustainable Landscapes, and Adaptation.
In the first of a series of joint Climatelinks-CEADIR webinars, three authors of this assessment will discuss approaches for improving enabling environments, strengthening information and capacity, and creating or strengthening financing mechanisms and
instruments. They will present examples from the experiences from USAID, other development assistance organizations, and the private sector.
Dr. Eric Hyman is an Economist in the USAID Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Bureau’s Economic Policy Office. Dr. Hyman was previously Economist and Environmental Officer at the U.S. African Development Foundation and Chief of Program Evaluation at EnterpriseWorks Worldwide/Appropriate Technology International. He has a Ph.D and M.R.P in Environmental Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.