Climate Infrastructure Investing: Risks and Opportunities for Unlisted Renewables

A Joint Report by the International Energy Agency and the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment

Climate change and decarbonization objectives are driving governments and investors to consider clean energy investing. But do investments in clean energy make financial sense? This is the question that a series of joint publications by the International Energy Agency and Imperial College London have sought to answer. Our aim is to establish greater financial transparency and provide more data to help financial institutions and policymakers participate in the energy transition.

In our third joint report, we turn our attention to unlisted renewable assets to address these concerns. We examine their risks and returns globally, including in emerging markets and developing economies. Our analysis will cover the performance of an index representing global unlisted renewables, consisting of wind, solar, hydropower, and other renewables assets (biomass, geothermal, marine power, and battery storage).

This is an extract, full report available as PDF download

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  • This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union as part of the Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies programme. This publication reflects the views of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Secretariat but does not necessarily reflect those of individual IEA member countries or the European Union(EU). Neither the IEA nor the EU make any representation or warranty, express or implied, in respect to the publication’s contents (including its completeness or accuracy) and shall not be responsible for any use of, or reliance on, the publication. The Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies programme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952363.

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