CEADIR webinar: Clean energy financing in Central America
The use of clean energy is rising across Central America, yet there is still significant untapped potential for increasing the use of renewable energy and implementing efficient energy systems. Finance is flowing into clean energy in all Central American countries but there is ample need for more. This ‘Navigating the Climate Economy’ discussion series, from USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project will summarize the status of clean energy financing in Central America.
Gwendolyn Andersen, Senior Climate Energy Economist for the CEADIR project, will highlight CEADIR’s research on clean energy investment in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and discuss the enabling environment and clean energy investment and lending landscape.
Francisco Acuña, CEO of InTrust Global Investments, will share his experience investing in renewable energy in Central America, including his development of the INDI Fund, a private equity model with an innovative approach to social risk in indigenous communities.
David Ross, Renewable Energy Worldwide Team Lead for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will moderate the discussion, with a brief presentation on the agency’s renewable energy and energy efficiency work in Central America, including the Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA).
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