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Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF)

The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF), as a Fund-of-Funds, invests in private equity funds that specialize in providing equity finance to small and medium-sized clean energy projects in developing countries. The GEEREF aims to:

  1. Obtain benefits from accelerated deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies,
  2. Achieve high leverage of public finance by offering preferential returns to private funds,
  3. Achieve high degree of financial sustainability
Support provider 
European Union, Germany, Norway, and private sector investors.
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

Fund management companies, financial institutions, project developers or individuals that intend to develop a clean energy investment fund or expand an existing fund into clean energy can propose seek finance. Developers of clean energy projects can also submit proposals for investment funds. Proposals are expected to (1) Present a financially sustainable business plan generating a fair return for investors and a realistic pipeline. (2) Specify environmental and socio-economic impacts. (3) Focus on small and medium sized clean energy projects and companies. (4) Require long-term patient investment capital. (5) Locally grounded, professional fund management team, preferable with a track record in the clean, energy sector, or at least the capacity to become qualified or to liaise with other parties for that purpose.

Climate objective 
Mitigation
Sectors and themes 
Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy
Type of support provider 
Other
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, Private sector, Non-profit or civil society organization, Community-level organization, International organization
Fund size 

EUR 222 million

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
European Investment Bank (EIB) through a fund management team from the European Investment Fund (EIF)
Contact information 
http://www.geeref.com