Scaling up climate finance through PPPs

To achieve the scale of investment needed to meet climate objectives, effective public and private sector collaboration has a key role to play. Increasingly, attention is given to collaboration between public and private sectors through, for example, Public Private Partnerships (PPP). The finance sector and investors are often absent from climate finance discussions so that real investment challenges are not voiced.

In this project, Ecofys has brought together the climate finance discussions and the private finance sector in order to understand the potential role of, and conditions for, PPPs in scaling up climate finance. We carried out a literature review, case studies and stakeholder dialogue to identify effective means for the public sector to leverage support from the private sector toward climate action.

The key outcomes are a critical assessment and reflection on the barriers and success factors for PPPs and contribute to an effective use of PPPs in the future.

The research was carried out for the Nordic Council of Ministers by Ecofys with support from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Find the resulting report available at:

(c) The Nordic Council