Climate Finance for Powering Healthcare


Approximately 1 billion people around the world are served by healthcare facilities without reliable electricity access or with no electricity access at all. The electrification of such facilities is a crucial requirement for achieving universal health coverage. This report titled Climate Finance for Powering Healthcare examines how climate finance, such as grants, loans and investments to support the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate impacts, can help power healthcare facilities with renewable energy, and climate-proof facilities with other low-carbon and resilient technologies.

The study aims to provide an introduction to climate finance for funders and practitioners involved in healthcare electrification efforts and a starting point to support national governments to access and effectively use climate finance to upgrade and climate-proof healthcare facilities. The study is part of SEforALL’s ongoing engagement with governments, funders, and the private sector to increase investment in powering healthcare as part of its wider commitment to tackling climate change.

Climate Finance for Powering Healthcare was developed by Sustainable Energy for All and Oxford Policy Management, with support from the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) This publication is currently one of very few resources that explore the potential of climate finance to climate-proof healthcare facilities.