Sign up to our Theory of Change is and walk you through the 7 steps needed to prepare this vital part of any successful #climatefinance funding proposal. Read more
Read our summit series from the ground in Egypt. Marcus Arcanjo explores key topics around loss and damage, adaptation climate finance, Desert to Power in the Sahel, Egypt and the GCF's flagship Climate Investment Plan and more. Read more
OUT NOW - This report builds on our 19th edition and explores overcoming identified hurdles for the private sector in accessing the Fund. Read more
Are you smart, results-oriented and passionate about climate-resilient development? Then we want to hear from you. View our freelance and permanent career opportunities now. Read more
In this twentieth edition of GCF insight, we revisit a topic featured in our 10th GCF insight and examine the challenges faced in stakeholder engagement and country ownership in GCF project design and development. Read more
Take a look at some of our highlights from 2021: A continuing commitment to mobilising climate finance for adaptation and mitigation; driving private sector change for climate action; Recovery and Resilience in the workplace and across the sector. Read more
E Co. kicked off the Climate Finance Access Network Advisors training programme this February. The programme, designed by E Co. in collaboration with our partners, will be supporting advisors in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu in unlocking climate finance. Read more
On the 4th February 2022, E Co. CEO Dr Grant Ballard-Tremeer visited MSc Climate change, Management and Finance (CCMF) students at Imperial College Business School, reflecting upon key lessons learned over the past 22 years of building E Co. Read more
E Co. is delighted to endorse the eight principles of Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) Action, co-developed under the Global Commission on Adaptation, furthering our commitment to supporting context specific climate change responses through timely access to information, relationships and climate finance at local levels in developing countries. Read more
As of September 2021, E Co. is now part of the Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN). E Co. will be working with CFAN as a climate finance training delivery partner. Read more
E Co. was selected once more to implement the second round of GGGI Indonesia's Call to submit project ideas to help project developers in Indonesia to refine their climate projects. Read more
E Co's experts Marijan Gajšak and Seth Landau were recently part of a engagement by the European Commission to work on moving Croatia towards a green recovery path. E Co's role involves addressing climate change in Croatia's recovery and resilience plan. Read more
In this podcast series, E Co. CEO Dr Grant Ballard-Tremeer speaks to those with recently approved GCF projects to dig deeper into the project design process. Our latest guests include Willy Kotska, Lisa Andon (MCT) and Dr Jo Puri (IFAD). Listen to the latest episodes now. Read more
How do you design a robust GCF project concept note? Over the last six weeks, E Co. has delivered training to participants in Rwanda to answer this question, with local government, NGOs, and private sector actors. Read more
E Co. provides tailored Green Climate Fund (GCF) training for NDAs and project developers, both private and public sector, worldwide. We offer face-to-face and remote coaching, in addition to an online course platform. Read more
Did you know we've mobilised over USD $1 billion of climate finance? And 98% of our projects have been successfully funded across donors such as Green Climate Fund (GCF). Read more
E Co. is an international climate finance and development consultancy, uniquely specialised in the design of low-carbon, climate-resilient projects and programmes. For over 20 years, our team of specialist consultants have been providing technical expertise to help our clients solve climate adaptation and mitigation challenges, by devising projects that have greater impact & funding success. We provide multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral market assessments, develop strategies and formulate projects to provide long-lasting solutions for the environment and communities across Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
We strive to think more deeply about the complex social, technical, financial, political & economic interactions that affect projects. This has led us to a 99% success rate in unlocking climate finance and the mobilisation of over USD $3 billion from global climate funds, including: GCF, GEF, Adaptation Fund and NAMA Facility. We have strong relationships across the climate and development industry and are trusted by public and private sector organisations to design their projects – from National Designated Authorities (NDAs) to Accredited Entities (AEs), including multilateral development banks, UN agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
To complement our consulting work, we provide international training and capacity-building courses, for public and private sector institutions, with an aim to further global skills and understanding of international finance mechanisms and how to access them – specifically the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Our clients include: EBRD, GGGI, IFC, World Bank, UNIDO, the European Union, Save The Children, UNHCR, UNDP, GACC and AfDB, WaterAid, IUCN, FAO, UNCDF, UK PACT, UNESCO, RMI, BEIS, GIZ, PROPARCO, Chatham House, IFAD, WWF, Danish Refugee Council, NDC Partnership, NETFUND, IIED, IFC, ENDEV, Carbon Trust, REEEP, UNIDO, UNEP, KfW.
We are proud members of the GCF Communities of Practice network and PPF Service framework, Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) and we are B Corp certified.
”Quickest PIF approval I've ever seen – it flew through with no comments from the GEF Sec.”
We go beyond the ordinary. Clients trust E Co. to think deeper about what makes projects work, what the client really needs & what it takes to meet the requirements of project funders. We focus entirely on low-carbon and climate-resilient markets. We have a deep understanding of how to transform and create them. Working with the E Co. team means clients’ projects are approved more quickly, with fewer revisions and with significantly less headache.
We have worked in over 160 countries with organisations such as IFC, World Bank, EBRD, AfDB, UNDP & UNIDO and have mobilised funding of over USD 1 billion in support of climate resilient development. Clients trust us to know what works, and put that knowledge to work for their benefit.
It’s time to accelerate the rate of progress on climate and development projects – too many are not optimised for maximum impact, fail to get funding or get bogged down in bureaucracy – this is not making the world better fast enough! We’re determined to partner with like-minded clients to improve this situation. Let’s accelerate progress together.