Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access

On the first day of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco, Dutch NGO Hivos focused on 'Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access'. Among the panellists were IIED senior researcher Sarah Best. Here's what happened:

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  1. Sarah Best recently completed research showing that only a very small amount of international public climate finance goes toward to decentralised energy, preventing billions of people from having access to clean energy.
  2. The event went on to discuss opportunities to unlock climate finance for decentralised energy with improvements to international frameworks, developing national enabling environments, and earmarking money for decentralised solutions and lower income countries.
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