This report aims to contribute to the discussion of EU Member States’ upcoming National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), in which Member States are required to present information on existing investment flows to decarbonisation efforts. The report assesses existing data sources and climate-finance tracking systems to estimate climate and energy investment in Germany in 2016. It presents a map illustrating the volume of climate and energy investment flows – from the financing sources, through the intermediaries and financial instruments, to the recipient sectors (i.e. agriculture, buildings, energy, industry, and transport sectors). The map provides insight into who invests how much into what kind of measures. It is intended to serve as an example for Latvia and Czechia as they seek to replicate this exercise. The report also points to the status of available information and discusses the various methodological and data challenges encountered in the analysis.
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI – www.euki.de) funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).