Helping build green infrastructure
in developing countries

UK Climate Investments LLP (UKCI) has been established to invest in international renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries. With up to £200m of funds, UKCI is a joint venture between the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and the UK Government’s department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

UKCI investments will help to build vital new green energy infrastructure in countries with carbon intensive economies and/or limited access to electricity. Initial target countries will be India, South Africa and parts of East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania). These are regions with high demand for new generation capacity where renewables present a competitive alternative to fossil fuels.

UKCI will adopt GIB’s approach to investments within the UK: it will invest in green projects on commercial terms and will mobilise additional private sector capital. The joint venture will make minority equity investments of c. £10-30m into renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects which use proven technologies.

The fund has been allocated up to £200m of capital from the UK Government's International Climate Fund, a £3.9bn fund which aims to help the world’s developing economies adapt to climate change and promote cleaner, greener growth.

UKCI has a dedicated team of investment professionals with extensive experience in emerging markets and investing in renewable energy. This team is supported by the wider Green Investment Bank team of over 100 professionals and the associated Green Investment Bank infrastructure.


International contacts

Stephen West

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Stephen West

Managing Director

Amit Rama

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Amit Rama

Director

Ana Plecas

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Ana Plecas

Vice President