Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers: Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development


Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submissions of original unpublished papers on green finance, energy security, and sustainable development, to be published in a book. Selected papers will be presented at a seminar to be held in an Asian country. Participation costs will be covered for one presenter of every accepted paper, who must be a citizen of an ADB member country.

Papers may deal with but not be limited to the following:

  • Financial barriers to development of renewable and green-energy projects
  • How to measure and manage credit risks of green-energy projects
  • Role of public–private partnerships in raising private sector investment in modern green-energy projects such as solar and wind; policy instruments needed to secure private capital for modern green-energy projects
  • Policy instruments needed to secure insurance and pension funds in large-scale green-energy projects such as hydropower, large solar power, and wind farms; governments’ role in fiscal policy (reform and carbon tax) in securing private investment in green-energy projects
  • How to finance and promote investments in the demand side of the green-energy market to raise energy efficiency in housing, manufacturing, transport, among others
  • Policy instruments needed to unlock the potential of commercial banks to finance green-energy projects
  • Tapping green banks and green investment banks to accelerate deployment of clean-energy technologies and projects
  • Mapping the role of new financing sources such as hometown investment trust funds in financing and investing in green-energy projects
  • The role of capital markets in promoting green-energy projects and how to secure the capital market flow of money to these projects

Working title of the book: Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development

Field: Energy finance, energy economics


  • Jeffery Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Woo Wing Thye, Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Faculty member, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan


Abstracts (300 words) must be submitted no later than 30 August 2017 as a Word document containing a title, name and affiliation of the author(s), contact information, and appropriate fields (JEL classifications). However, early applications with a full paper are preferred. Only papers written in English will be considered. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 30 September or earlier. A full draft paper should be submitted by 30 November. (Date and place of seminar will be announced later.)

Submissions with brief author bios (including prominent publications, if any, such as journal articles, book chapters, edited or authored books) should be emailed to [email protected]