Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)

Established in 2001, BASE is a Swiss foundation and Specialized Partner of United Nations Environment.

Established in 2001, BASE is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation and a Specialized Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE develops innovative, actionable financial strategies and market-driven solutions to unlock investment in sustainable energy and to tackle climate change.

Around the world, BASE works with all markets and segments including those that are challenging and underserved. The organisation combines expertise in technology, markets, economics, finance and business development to deliver effective solutions for every project. BASE builds bridges between sectors and actors at the nexus between sustainable energy, finance and international development. BASE envisions a world where markets are transformed, and sustainable energy and climate change solutions are the norm, not the exception.

Latest news and articles

Youth taking the lead: Reflections from the 2023 Asia Pacific Youth Environment Forum 

As next week marks the start of the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) on 26 February, Rubina Adhikari from ICCCAD shares her reflections from last year's youth forum.

What I learnt over three years of reporting on the COP Resilience Hub

From resilience as ‘everywhere but nowhere at COP’ to resilience as central to equitable and efficient climate action – insights from COP26, COP27, and COP28 Resilience Hubs

The timeless wake up call

Knowledge Into Use award winner, Amava Oluntu, works with young people using arts and storytelling to address and convey the impacts of climate change in Cape Town, South Africa.

Food insecurity and climate change swings young creatives into action

Knowledge Into Use award winner, Nobel Arts Entertainment works with young people in Cameroon on how to use arts to come up with solutions to issues like climate change, food insecurity, and conflict.

The climate grant equation 

Adiba Bintey Kamal and Rubina Adhikari from the International Center of Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) highlight the benefits of grants over loans and share insights from the Catalytic Grants programme.