Following its first roundtable, the Emerging Markets Transition Investment (EMTI) project formed with the mission of accelerating investment towards the net-zero transition of emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) publishes the Call for Urgent Action.

The project is supported by the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA), the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), and the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC). It focuses on EMDEs since they are faced with the tough challenge of aligning their economies and energy systems to net-zero pathways, while ensuring energy security and accessibility for a population that also experiences poverty.

The first EMTI roundtable event took place on 10 June 2022 and was attended by participants across the transition investment ecosystem, including issuers, regulators, financial institutions, rating agencies, and non-governmental organisations. The aim of the event was to answer the following questions:

  • From issuers’ perspective: How can we companies in EMDEs be motivated to accelerate and amplify the development of their decarbonisation initiatives and investment plans?
  • From investors’ perspective: How can the perceived risk/return profile of transition investments in EMDEs be enhanced?
  • How can the environment for labeled bonds in EMDEs be improved?

Based on the roundtable discussion, EMTI published the Call for Urgent Action which outlines actions needed to stimulate a multifold increase in emerging market climate transition investment in EMDEs.