CEADIR - Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience

CEADIR helps national and subnational governments, the private sector, and civil society make the business and economic case for climate change mitigation and adaptation by planning strategies, investments, and policies.  This global project conducts assessments, develops and disseminates tools, and increases capacity for analysis, design, and implementation of clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency), sustainable landscapes, and adaptation.  It supports Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and helps mobilize private and public financing.

CEADIR services—to USAID country and regional missions and USAID/Washington—span activity scoping; sector studies; cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses (including environmental and health co-benefits); economic modeling payments for environmental services; vulnerability and impact analyses; and training on economics and climate change mitigation and adaptation planning.

CEADIR hosts Navigating the Climate Economy, a monthly discussion series on measuring economic impacts and unlocking financing for clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and adaptation.  The funding ceiling is over $20.1 million, including central resources and buy-ins from USAID missions and offices.  CEADIR’s period of performance extends to September 2020.

Features

CEADIR-Climatelinks Webinar Series

In the last half of 2020, Climatelinks and the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity will collaborate on a series of webinars presenting work completed during CEADIR’s final year.

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The Emerging Markets for U.S. Smart Grid Suppliers and Investors Forum

Building on the Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Suppliers Forum held in Denver, Colorado, in May 2018, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported a follow-on forum in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2019.  The event focused on opportunities for U.S. smart grid, mini-grid, and energy storage suppliers and sources of financing. 

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Scaling Up Clean Energy Lending in West Africa

With Power Africa support, the USAID West Africa Regional Mission is funding Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience technical assistance and training to help commercial banks scale up renewable energy lending in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

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Financing Opportunities to Diversify Central American Energy Markets

CEADIR trains commercial banks and other financial institutions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to take advantage of new market potential and scale up finance for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Through market assessments and targeted technical assistance, CEADIR prepares local financial institutions to develop clean energy lending products.

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Although half of global mangrove deforestation since 2000 has been in Indonesia, Bintuni Bay and Mimika District have some of the largest intact areas of mangroves in the world. These two areas are also home to many indigenous groups and have special autonomous governance status and exceptional biodiversity.
During this next event in a series of joint Climatelinks-CEADIR webinars, the author of this assessment will present findings and opportunities. Representatives of global reinsurance companies SwissRe and MunichRe will also join to discuss their experiences with parametric insurance for utility-scale VRE in Latin America and beyond.
The amount of development assistance available for clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and climate adaptation investment is relatively small. Partner governments have multiple urgent and competing needs for public expenditures, recently exacerbated by the global pandemic and recession.