The UNEP SEF Alliance

Joining forces to advance public finance for clean energy

The UNEP SEF Alliance is the only convening body in the international system for public finance agencies in the clean energy sector.  Its members are visionary organisations from various countries pushing the forefront of how to do public finance for clean energy.  They have joined forces to advance their own work and the broader field as a whole.  The result: improved effectiveness of public and publicly backed organisations to facilitate, finance and transform clean energy and clean technology markets.

The Alliance is governed directly by its members and pursues activities according to their interests.  Members use the platform to exchange best practices, pool resources, launch joint projects, assist governments in establishing new or different clean energy financing models, and generally evolve the overarching vision, understanding, and practice of this work.

2011 UNEP SEF Alliance members include:

    Canada        Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
    Chile            Centro de Energias Renovables (CER)

    Finland        Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund
    Ireland        Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI)
    Mexico         FIRA - Agricultural Trust Funds Development Bank
   
    UK               Carbon Trust   

Some key characteristics of the UNEP SEF Alliance:

  • It has a global geographic remit and a permanent secretariat with full-time staff.
  • It aims to help both developed and emerging markets strengthen public finance approaches in the clean energy sector, with related but distinct strategies in each case.
  • It is governed by a Steering Committee made up of representatives from the member organisations.

Start-up of the Alliance was supported by:

Latest news

UNEP SEF Alliance releases new report on "Evaluating Clean Energy Public Finance Mechanisms." November 21, 2011. Click here to download the report. The Alliance hosted a webinar to review the findings of the report on January 11, 2012. Please click here for the webinar presentations. Contact Ross Tyler if you would like to access the webinar recording.

US DOE Announces Funding for U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center - As part of the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy announced by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of India last November, the Department of Energy has committed $25 million over the next five years to support the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). Click here for more information. May 16, 2011.

UNEP SEF Alliance Webinar - January 27, 2010 - Presentation of new Bloomberg NEF/UNEP SEF Alliance Report, "Weathering the Storm: Public funding for low-carbon energy in the post financial crisis era." Click here to download report.

UNEP SEF Alliance Side Meeting at COP 16 Cancun, December 3, 2010 - Presentation of new Bloomberg NEF/SEF Alliance Report, "Weathering the Storm: Public funding for low-carbon energy in the post financial crisis era." Click here to download report.

 

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