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Catalyzing Green Finance: A Concept for Leveraging Blended Finance for Green Development

Publication | August 2017
Catalyzing Green Finance: A Concept for Leveraging Blended Finance for Green Development

This publication describes an innovative financing solution for enhancing both financially bankable as well as environmentally sustainable infrastructure projects. 

A large financing need challenges climate-adjusted infrastructure in developing Asia, estimated at $26 trillion till 2030. This necessitates crowding-in private sources to meet financing, efficiency, and technology gaps. However, a lack of bankable projects is a major hurdle. This publication suggests one possible innovative financing approach. The Green Finance Catalyzing Facility (GFCF) proposes a blended finance framework for governments and development entities to better leverage development funds for risk mitigation, generate a pipeline of bankable green infrastructure projects, and directly catalyze private finance. The GFCF provides useful inputs for the current debate on mainstreaming green finance into country financial systems.
 

Contents 

  • The Green Finance Priority
  • The Green Bankability Conundrum
  • The Emerging Lessons from Green Finance Initiatives
  • The Green Finance Catalyzing Facility