MANAGUA, NICARAGUA, October 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Central American launch of the 2013 Climatescope Report will take place this October 29th in Managua, Nicaragua, during a conference on Clean Energy Investment Opportunities in Central America. This event will be hosted by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, along with PRONicaragua, the official investment and export promotion agency of Nicaragua, and with the support of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
The one-day event will include a conference program with the participation of public and private sector experts to discuss regional topics such as clean energy regulation, financing of renewable energy projects, and low-carbon business and clean energy value chains. Furthermore, the event will offer the unique opportunity of business match-making sessions between clean energy suppliers, developers and financiers of Nicaragua and the region.
This event will bring together leading politicians, multilateral institutions, private energy companies, suppliers and financing sources from across the region.
Climatescope is a report, index and interactive online tool that provide and updated assessment of the business environment for climate-related investment in Latin America and the Caribbean that is released annually. It profiles 26 countries in the region and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy.
In the 2012 Climatescope Report, Nicaragua ranked second after Brazil due to its clean energy policies, the structure of the energy sector, low-carbon businesses and clean-energy value chains, as well as the availability of green credits. The nation also had the region's most developed green microfinance sector, with a total of ten microfinance institutions focusing on climate and clean energy finance.
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PRONicaragua is the official investment and export promotion agency of the Government of Nicaragua, established in 2002. It is a non-profit, public-private institution whose mission is to generate economic growth and job creation in Nicaragua by attracting high-quality foreign direct investment. The agency provides complimentary support services to qualified investors seeking investment opportunities in our country. For more information visit www.pronicaragua.org
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