BASE hosts webinar on financing energy efficiency with CTCN

BASE is hosting a webinar on Financing mechanisms and business models for energy efficient technologies with case studies from Africa and Asia, Wednesday 17 February at 9.30am CET time.

The potential for energy efficiency gains is growing with significant increases in global energy demand, particularly in developing economies. Yet global investment in energy efficiency slowed in recent years – without new financing mechanisms for energy efficiency, it is likely investment will continue to stagnate. There are many barriers inhibiting investments in energy efficiency currently, including high upfront costs, lack of access to finance, high perceived risk, lack of trust in new technologies, competing investment priorities, lack of knowledge and awareness, and split incentives. Many of these barriers can be overcome, at least in significant part, with well-designed financing mechanisms, incentives and business models, together with complementary measures such as policies, regulations, awareness raising activities and behaviour change initiatives.

BASE is hosting a webinar with the support of The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and PwC Price Water House Coopers – India on Financing mechanisms and business models for energy efficient technologies with case studies from Africa and Asia.

The webinar will cover mechanisms that can support uptake of energy efficiency measures for different end user groups – residential, commercial, and public sector end‑users and illustrate the models with a couple of case studies based on experience from Africa and Asia. The webinar is aimed at government officials, development practitioners, financial institutions, investors and private sector companies that aim to learn about and develop their knowledge on innovative financial mechanisms to support investment in energy efficiency.

The audience can expect to learn more about types and sources of financing for sustainable energy and understand what innovative financing mechanisms and business models are available and are relevant to the different contexts, in particular by using case-studies from models around the world that have spurred new investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Examples of financing mechanisms include on-bill financing mechanisms, leasing models, as a service or power purchase agreement models, credit guarantees and many more.

Please register to join the webinar here.


If you could not attend the webinar, now you can see it online on our Youtube channel.

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