Global investments accelerating local action for a sustainable future

The Subnational Climate Finance initiative (SCF) is a global blended finance initiative that aims to invest in and scale mid-sized (5 – 75 M $USD) sub national infrastructure projects in the fields of sustainable energy, waste and sanitation, regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions in developing countries.
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Our Mission is Funding What Matters
Subnational climate-smart infrastructure and nature-based solutions delivering measurable and certified SDG impact at the local level: investing in mid-sized climate-resilient projects at subnational level to drive strong returns and impact with environmental and social safeguards.
Why we do what we do
50%
carbon emissions need to be reduced by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
Sustainable Energy Solutions
The opportunity
  • Solar photovoltaic farms
  • Energy storage solutions
  • Wind parks
  • Biomass power plants
  • Energy efficiency solutions
Target impact
  • Enable access to clean and affordable energy
  • Reduce CO2 emissions
  • Create local jobs
  • Support education and economic growth through reliable electricity
90%
of waste in LICs is either disposed in unregulated dumps or openly burned, causing serious health and climate consequences
Waste & Water Management
The opportunity
  • Waste sorting, treatment, recycling facilities
  • Composting facilities
  • Proven conversion technologies
  • Water & Sanitation
Target impact
  • Provide access to clean water
  • Combat domestic and ambient pollution
  • Support a circular economy and sustainable use of resources
  • Improve health and well-being
37%
can be contributed through nature-based solutions to to mitigate climate change and meet the Paris climate goal
Nature-based Solutions
The opportunity
  • Sustainable agriculture & aquaculture
  • Water provision & purification
  • Flood regulation
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Coastal defense
Target impact
  • Sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems
  • Provide human well-being and biodiversity benefits
A Worldwide approach
Today, 42 countries have signed the Non Objection Letter (NOL) to benefit from SCF Initiative.
Where our work is focused
  • SCF focuses on mid-size low carbon, climate resilient, replicable and scalable infrastructure projects.
  • The SCF team believes projects in the range of 5-75m USD represent an underserved sector.
  • With a consortium of experienced organizations, SCF believes it will be able to effectively source, develop, operate and scale mid-size climate projects.
Action for scaling up and replication
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