Our projects and investments support sub-Saharan Africa’s transition to net-zero emissions whilst preserving its natural capital. We finance and develop inclusive climate-smart infrastructure that reduces or avoids greenhouse gases, minimises waste, uses water and energy efficiently, and promotes a circular economy.
We work alongside our partners to design-in climate resilience and maximise the potential of emerging green technologies. This approach not only protects the value of our infrastructure assets but also minimises their environmental footprint and operating costs, ensuring that they remain affordable for future generations. We also champion the delivery of infrastructure which supports those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and enables them to adapt and leverage new opportunities.
Empowering farmers for the future
Absa is a farmer in rural Senegal. A solar-powered irrigation pump from our Bonergie Irrigation project gives Absa more control over her production without worrying about the cost and availability of diesel, and frees up money for her children’s education.
Supporting replicable solutions
Fergus is the Former British High Commissioner to Zambia. During his time in post he represented the UK Department for International Development on a visit to InfraCo Africa’s Chiansi project. Our Chiansi Irrigation project is creating a model for sustainable agriculture.
Boosting family incomes
Hildah is a smallholder farmer in Chanyanya. With access to irrigation, she has diversified the crops she grows, improving her family’s nutrition and earning money to pay for household necessities. Our Chanyanya Irrigation project is boosting family incomes.
9th September 2021
| By Julián Bermejo
The PIDG Climate Strategy illustrates the key strategic priorities of PIDG’s climate action. This is a critical time for tackling climate change with increased public demand for action around the United Nations Climate Change Conference process and as the global community deals with the continued repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climate change mitigation and resilience is embedded throughout the operations and investments of all the companies in the PIDG. This first disclosure report outlines our approach and our initial results. It is structured around the four pillars outlined in the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures – namely Governance, Strategy, Risk and Metrics.
Building on our first disclosure report published in June 2021, this report outlines our progress over the past year to embed climate change mitigation and resilience throughout the operations and investments of all the companies in the PIDG group: InfraCo Africa, InfraCo Asia, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, GuarantCo and PIDG Ltd.
Building on our earlier reports, we outline our progress over the past year to further embed climate change mitigation and resilience through our operations and the investments of all the companies in
the PIDG group.
This report follows the publication of PIDG’s Strategy for 2023-30 earlier this year. This report summarises our work to date on embedding climate considerations throughout our operations and investment decisions.