GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH), a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. The diverse expertise of this federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries all benefiting from its services.

In 2017, Maxim Titov, leading advisor in Green Finance solutions at EthnoExpert, has introduced the Guidelines on access to finance for the Implementation of GIZ Energy Strategies. Project deliverables included Sustainable Regulatory and institutional Framework from International Donors and financial institutions.

Guidelines included:

  • potential international sources of funding for sustainable energy and other forms of green finance
  • role of the private sector in the investment development of Sustainable Energy , Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sector
  • funding mechanisms: financial instruments available; identifying and accessing governmental schemes; identifying projects that are aligned with donor priorities, examples of successful financing
  • recommendations how to attract funds from international donors
  • best practices how to engage commercial banks and local financial institutions
  • good examples in the development of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in European cities
  • an example of financing systems put in place.