In addition to their adverse effects on the natural environment, climate change and pollution can impact health and productivity, reduce food production, and damage critical infrastructure.
DFC is committed to supporting investments that mitigate the impacts of climate change and help address the unique challenges the developing world faces adapting to a changing climate. The agency aims to be forward-leaning in this sector and to leverage its entire toolkit to support emerging market economies affected by changes in their local environments.
DFC is a leader in financing projects that help countries make use of their natural resources and generate power from renewable sources including solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. In addition to reducing emissions, these renewable energy projects often help lower the cost of energy, reduce the need for imports, and strengthen energy security.