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The productivity of International Financial Institutions Energy Interventions

The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) published a report entitled “The productivity of International Financial Institutions Energy Interventions”. It develops an approach to help International Finance institutions (IFIs) deliver on their mandates to increase economic productivity and meet environmental and social objectives while lowering energy use from fossil fuel sources.

Key points

The approach proposed by the authors integrates climate and development goals into an expanded concept of energy productivity to enable IFIs to more clearly assess the impacts of their actual and potential energy interventions.They call it an “assessment of integrated energy productivity impact”. If adopted by IFIs, such assessments would allow IFIs to adjust their internal lending processes, strategies and targets to better meet international policy goals, such as those laid out in the SDGs, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and the Paris Agreement.

This report uses this approach to assess the operational principles, strategies, and investment portfolios of seven key bilateral and multilateral IFIs to identify best practice on a qualitative basis.