Brazil and the United States have recently launched the Brazil
Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (Brazil Lab) to catalyze
innovative financing models designed to quickly deploy low-carbon
solutions. The Brazil Lab builds on the experience of the Global
Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (Global Lab), aiming to
complement existing climate finance mechanisms and Brazil's NDC
implementation efforts. The Brazil Lab will bring together experts
from both the public and private sector (Members) to screen
proposals and provide mentoring, advice and networking for selected
proposals. The Brazil Lab will draw upon the experience and
expertise of its Members and Climate Policy Initiative to identify,
design, and pilot the next generation of climate finance
instruments in Brazil.
The first call for Brazil-focused proposals is open through December 16, 2016 (www.climatefinanceideas.org). Proposals will be selected in accordance with the criteria established by the Global Lab and whether they have the potential to support implementation of Brazil's National Determined Contributions.
The Brazil Lab Management Committee will reach out to prospective Brazil Lab Members to build a panel that reflects diverse expertise and institutional backgrounds (multilateral development banks, public private sector, government agencies, public/private development banks).
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