Financing the Future: Accelerating investment in inclusive, sustainable energy systems (Ashden)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 12 June 2018
Ashden , Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London,W1G 0RN, United Kingdom
Many of the barriers to financing sustainable energy, and particularly off-grid access, are widely recognised. Decentralised solutions receive just 1% of energy access finance that is being tracked. Lender requirements and transaction costs, along with the lack of local currency financing and challenging policy environments remain key obstacles. Barriers to finance are even great for women entrepreneurs.
This year’s Conference will shine a light on those pushing the agenda forwards; on innovative financing solutions being pioneered within the sector and the opportunities that Ashden winners, and others, present to the finance community. These examples will be used as a starting point to discuss how to scale up such approaches and dismantle the barriers to thriving, inclusive sustainable energy systems globally.