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As of: February 2017

Climate Partnership with the Private Sector (Phase I)

Objective and activities

The Climate Partnership with the Private Sector programme promoted private sector engagement in developing countries and emerging economies with the aim of fostering sustainable development that contributes to greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation to climate change. The programme focused on promoting the transfer of climate-friendly technology and know-how. Under the programme, German and European technological leaders implemented projects that serve as models in the partner countries. These pilot projects demonstrated the application of innovative technologies and adapted proven greenhouse gas reduction technologies to specific climatic conditions in the target countries, as well as facilitating knowledge transfer. At the same time the programme strengthend local structures to promote the widespread use of climate-friendly technologies.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Promotion of 15 projects on four continents, primarily in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • January 2015: organisation of a workshop to present the results from the standpoint of BMUB, DEG and representatives of the private sector
  • Publication of a documentary report on phase 1 (brief descriptions of all promoted projects and lessons learned).
    Key results:

    1. In markets with considerable potential but to some extent inadequately trained personnel, access can be successfully achieved through a climate partnership
    2. It proved possible to increase the visibility of the projects by involving local multipliers and creating local capacities, and by establishing high-profile technology transfer
    3. Two thirds of the partner companies plan to tap markets in other neighbouring and emerging countries, as well as continuing their involvement in the target country
    4. More than 70% of the partner companies state that they have boosted the business potential of their technology in the target country as a result of the project being implemented

Documentary report (PDF, 4 MB)

The second phase of the programme started in August 2014; the third phase  will start in 2017.

Project data

Global: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, India, Kazakhstan, South Africa

Partner institution:

German and European companies

Implementing organisation:

DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

BMUB grant:
€ 4,023,609.58

02/2010 till 06/2015


Fact sheet:
Climate Partnerships with the Private Sector - Mobilising private sector actors to combat climate change (PDF, 452 KB)

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