EMPEA Insight: Cleantech (April 2010)

Approximately 25 private equity funds dedicated to cleantech investing in emerging markets have been launched since January 2009, although EMPEA estimates that emerging markets drew less than 15% of total private equity investment in cleantech per year in both 2008 and 2009. However, emerging markets are ascending as leaders in cleantech adoption and innovation, with nations such as China, India and Brazil demonstrating that environmental issues rank high among national priorities.