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Green Investment Banks

Increasing the availability of and ease of access to finance for low-carbon development in emerging countries.

What is a Green Investment Bank?

A Green Investment Bank is a public or quasi-public institution specifically designed to lower risk and attract private investment to support domestic low-carbon infrastructure. These nationally capitalized and owned, independently operated institutions can coordinate capital inflows while building the long-term domestic plumbing for deploying capital into projects aligned with a 2 degree pathway.

Why Green Investment Banks?

National Green Investment Banks offer a replicable model for moving the locus of problem-solving and agency to the national level, while empowering developing countries to benefit from international financial resources in the development of low-carbon solutions.

Why it Matters

Currently, climate finance architecture is complicated, inefficient, and not designed to mobilize and deliver the trillions in blended public-private financing needed to rapidly scale low-carbon infrastructure in emerging markets. We aim to increase efficiency through making domestic institutions the locus of climate finance.