The report presents the latest quantitative evidence of rising levels of green finance from developing countries, and the key policy conclusion that such finance assesses investment risks differently and has different development consequences as compared to international finance. Policy directions implied by this important, emerging trend are signaled in the report as requiring more detailed analysis. Opportunities need to be understood and advanced for suitable fiscal incentives and national financial market policies and regulations to promote such finance, as well as policy levers in South-South trade and investment agreements. Climate finance policies and initiatives, including the Green Climate Fund, might explicitly consider how best to encourage South-originated green finance.
Published: 2013 | by: UNEP FI, IISD, SDC
South-originating Green Finance: Exploring the Potential (1.9 MB | 22 pages)