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Investing in the Clean Trillion: Closing The Clean Energy Investment Gap provides 10 recommendations for investors, companies and policymakers to increase annual global investment in clean energy to at least $1 trillion by 2030—roughly a four-fold jump from current investment levels.

Investing in the Clean Trillion: Closing The Clean Energy Investment Gap provides 10 recommendations for investors, companies and policymakers to increase annual global investment in clean energy to at least $1 trillion by 2030—roughly a four-fold jump from current investment levels.

Mobilize Investor Action to Scale Up Clean Energy Investment

1. Develop capacity to boost clean energy investments and consider setting a goal such as 5 percent portfolio-wide clean energy investments

2. Elevate scrutiny of fossil fuel companies’ potential carbon asset risk exposure

3. Engage portfolio companies on the business case for energy efficiency and renewable energy sourcing, as well as on financing vehicles to support such efforts

4. Support efforts to standardize and quantify clean energy investment data and products to improve market transparency

Promote Green Banking and Debt Capital Markets

5. Encourage “green banking” to maximize private capital flows into clean energy

6. Support issuances of asset-backed securities to expand debt financing for clean energy projects

7. Support development bank finance and technical assistance for emerging economies

Reform Climate, Energy and Financial Policies

8. Support regulatory reforms to electric utility business models to accelerate deployment of clean energy sources and technologies

9. Support government policies that result in a strong price on carbon pollution from fossil fuels and phase out fossil fuel subsidies

10. Support policies to de-risk deployment of clean energy sources and technologies