November 8, 2023

Report: Climate Finance: Accelerating climate finance – a view from UK-based specialist providers.

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Purpose and Audience

This paper outlines the role of Climate Finance – local, national or transnational financing drawn from public, private and alternative sources of financing – in supporting mitigation and adaptation actions that will address climate change.

It explains Climate Finance as a concept and showcases the unique capabilities of companies within British Expertise International (BEI) who offer consultancy services to governments and private sector clients across various modes and instruments of Climate Finance. Their capabilities are illustrated through an at-a-glance overview of company specialisms and a set of case studies which demonstrate effective approaches to build capacity and respond to climate-related challenges.

The paper is designed to meet the needs of a range of agencies seeking rapid insights and technical support in implementing Climate Finance mechanisms. The agencies for whom this paper has been developed include:

  • UK Government Agencies (DBT, DESNZ, FCDO, Innovate UK, BII, DEFRA)
  • Governments
  • Bilateral Development Agencies
  • Multilateral Development Agencies
  • Private Sector organisations

The Climate Finance Working Group

The BEI Climate Finance Working Group brings together a cross-section of companies that offer the full spectrum of expertise related to helping global, national, local and private sector clients meet the challenge of financing solutions to the increasing impacts of anthropocentric climate change, loss of biodiversity and natural disasters. The group brings together BEI members with knowledge and expertise in delivering Climate Finance solutions and mechanisms.

The group offers abroad range of expertise that encompasses Climate Finance capabilities at the system level (quantity, quality, access); country level (upstream, midstream, downstream); and with the private sector (across supply and demand).

British Expertise International

British Expertise International (BEI) is the leading business development network for UK-based companies exporting expertise in infrastructure, capacity building and international development services, with a focus on the fast-growing, emerging and developing international markets of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

BEI works closely with the UK and foreign governments to help members understand international markets and the opportunities they present through a wide range of activities. BEI members range from some of the UK’s largest companies to some of the smallest, but all share a common goal of exporting the best of UK expertise in professional services.

BEI’s Climate Change programme helps explore and deep dive into the scale of the challenges that are facing governments, institutions and organisations as a result of anthropocentric climate change, engaging with key stakeholders such as government departments, foreign representatives, international financial institutions, multi-lateral agencies and funding bodies.

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