Co-benefits of private investment in climate change

Co-benefits of private investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, UK DFID, 2010

Published: 01/12/2010

For the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Ecofys has prepared a report highlighting the co-benefits that developing countries may gain from private sector finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation. These benefits include, amongst others, job creation, health improvements and rural electrification, but also the fact that much higher investments can be mobilized than through public finance alone.

In the study, an interdisciplinary team of Ecofys carried out three main tasks: to gather and aggregate bottom-up data per type of co-benefit and technology, to define and evaluate the specific differences between private and public investment regarding co-benefits, and to combine both of these aspects into an appropriate assessment methodology. Results of the study will be used by DFID to inform the international community of the potential benefits for development that can be gained from adding private sector finance to public finance.

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