27 Mar '18, 1pm

NEW blog: Why Local is Better than Global in the World of Low-Carbon #Finance

National institutions such as green investment banks can be a one-stop hub for climate funds. In emerging markets, grants and loans will never go far enough to support all the projects necessary to shift the direction of climate change. These nationally owned, commercially operated institutions can coordinate capital inflows (e.g., from the Green Climate Fund, the World Bank, and bilateral climate assistance) while building the long-term domestic “plumbing” for deploying capital via local commercial/investment banks and local savings. They can be the first to demonstrate financial-engineering solutions in the local context that can then be replicated by other market actors. They can also build new markets to catalyze the deployment of a wider array of technologies, and develop the local financial expertise that will ensure that financing for low-carbon projects becomes mai...

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