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 climate and sustainable development 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
greenhouse gas emissions need to be approximately halved by 2030 and be 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
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
Nature based solutions can provide 37% of cost-effective climate change mitigation needed by 2030
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 up to benefit from the 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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