CCG receives £57 million boost from UK government

The Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme that supports the roll-out of improved, climate resilient infrastructure in developing countries has received a huge cash boost of £57m. This means CCG will continue until 2030 and expand the number of countries with which it works.

CCG is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to create investment cases that will attract vital climate finance and funding for their clean energy infrastructure plans in the Global South.

Oxford Programme for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (OPSIS) is part of a partnership of leading UK Universities, with Loughborough (consortium lead), Cambridge, Imperial, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Climate Parliament involved in the programme, amongst others.

OPSIS is co-leading the System Integration theme, with a focus upon systems analysis of the resilience of energy and transport infrastructure to climate-related threats. We have developed a new online-learning course on infrastructure system planning and played a key role in a cutting-edge Critical Minerals study in Africa.

The work of the consortium is leading to transformative and innovative approaches that unlock finance for infrastructure across countries in the global south. These include investments in electricity networks, grid decarbonisation, and low carbon transport. These investments ultimately improve livelihoods and are a catalyst for reducing inequalities and tackling poverty on a significant scale.

The cash boost was announced by the Prime Minister during the G7 Summit last week.

The funding outlined by Rishi Sunak includes £57m of ODA (Overseas Development Aid) to CCG, “which will accelerate the roll-out of improved, climate resilient infrastructure in developing countries. It will provide even more countries across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with the UK expertise needed to support improved, climate resilient infrastructure.”

Read more:

On the CCG website

In the Govt. press release