PROJECTS

IFC Climate Upstream Workshops, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia

The problem

IFC wanted to identify Upstream initiatives that would create new markets for investments that addressed climate change. IFC hired Castalia to run a series of ideation workshops and identify large-scale Upstream Investment opportunities.

How we helped

In collaboration with IFC, we identified three priority countries: Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia. We analyzed climate vulnerabilities and climate mitigation potential across multiple sectors in each country to identify promising investment areas. We then interviewed business and finance leaders in these countries to understand investment drivers and barriers in each investment area.

We identified and developed two final Upstream initiatives; i) developing sustainable and reliable power supplies (such as through solar PV + batteries) for Ethiopian industrial parks using public-private-partnerships (PPPs), and; ii) greening Ethiopia’s coffee value chain and enhancing coffee production by investing in solar-drip irrigation and energy and water efficient processing facilities, leveraging sustainability certifications, commercial finance, and PPPs.

Other initiatives we identified throughout the project included i) working with local financial institutions to expand climate smart agriculture in Brazil; ii) programs to promote the use and increase the yields of existing Brazilian agricultural land through investing in climate-smart agricultural equipment such as efficient irrigators; iii) expanding Brazil’s green bond market to sectors beyond energy, such as water and sanitation, agriculture, and transport, and urban mobility; iv) low carbon and resilient water utilities in Indonesia; and v) electric vehicle paratransit and ride hailing in Indonesia.

Impact

We designed and facilitated two ideation workshops to identify the most promising Upstream climate initiatives and provided a clear plan for IFC to take these initiatives forward. These initiatives, and others they inspire, are critical actions IFC is taking to increase its climate investments.

Our team

David Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt

Chief Executive
David Gawith

David Gawith

Director
Freya Tearney

Freya Tearney

Manager

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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