Promoting risk mitigation instruments and finance for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments

Promoting risk mitigation instruments and finance for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion Under revision
  • ESS Category Intermediation 2

Scaling up investments by Argentinian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

The government of Argentina is increasing the share of renewable energy in the country's energy mix to 20 percent by 2025, and will reduce energy consumption by 5.9 percent by 2025. About 43 percent of Argentina's greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector. The country experiences market barriers in the financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency investments.

This project focuses on SMEs as they are large users of energy, thereby providing opportunities to promote investments in biogas, biomass and increasing energy efficiency. It will strengthen the capacities of financial institutions, SMEs and energy and technology providers. This will help SMEs identify and invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The project will focus on breaking down market barriers in these sectors.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


14 Jun 2017 - 261 days

Funding proposal received

14 Jun 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Nov 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018


01 Mar 2018 - 328 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

28 Jul 2018

FAA executed

24 Dec 2018

Under implementation

22 Jan 2019 - 1,251 days so far

FAA effective

22 Jan 2019

Disbursement - USD 3,000,000

11 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 45,000,000

22 Jul 2019


Est. completion date under revision

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing47% disbursed

LoanUSD 100,000,000
GrantUSD 3,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 103,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 60,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 250,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 600,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 60,850,000

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Inter-American Development Bank
Ms. Victoria Eugenia Florez Toro

Chief, Resource Mobilization Division
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National Designated Authority

Under-Secretariat of International Financial Relations for Development, Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Nation
Mr. Leandro Gorgal
Under Secretary of International Financial Relations for Development
Balcarce 50, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mr. Federico Azpiroz
Phone +5411 4344-3962