The Energy Efficiency and Climate Finance team investigates and evaluates financing options for climate protection and energy transition at local, national, European and global level.
The ambitious global goals of energy and climate protection policy require a change in thinking. Those goals can only be achieved if substantial investments are made and investment strategies are aligned with sustainability and climate protection criteria. It will be difficult for public authorities to address this challenge on their own. IKEM examines instruments to activate private investments in order to better exploit existing energy efficiency potentials. Our researchers investigate the structure of climate investments, financing schemes and models and develop recommendations for policymakers and businesses.
The Energy Efficiency and Climate Finance team works closely with bilateral and multilateral investors, governments, and international financial intermediaries (IFIs). Through global networking and an ongoing exchange of knowledge, IKEM has developed extensive expertise in climate and energy efficiency finance. The Institute brings this knowledge to its numerous international climate change projects, ranging from the European Union to Central Asia and countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).