Green Banking Academy (IFC-GBAC) is a knowledge and capacity-building initiative of the IFC’s Financial Institutions Group.
IFC-GBAC in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is focused on accelerating climate finance via training and knowledge sharing activities in a format designed by bankers for bankers.Subscribe to our newsletter
The IFC Green Banking Academy in Europe and Central Asia (ECA GBAC) held an online discussion on COP27. It is estimated that the world will require between $4 trillion and $7 trillion per year to shift to sustainable development and meet the Paris Agreement targets. In the emerging markets, financial institutions will need to provide
The IFC Green Banking Academy in Europe and Central Asia held an online discussion on innovative climate finance instruments. What is a synthetic risk transfer and how can it help scale up green lending in Poland? How will IFC’s first blue loan in Central and Eastern Europe increase funding for projects related to water management?
In Europe and Central Asia the need for a better waste management is huge, and a lot of investment is needed. Financial institutions can play a crucial role in providing financing for waste management projects. During the event, we examined the global trends and challenges in waste management and discussed specifics of various types of
Customized training, holistic programs, climate leadership events and approach to the bank green transformation in the following areas:
BANKS & financial institutions advised
BILLION in climate loans provided
MILLION tCO₂e/yr avoided
Our Climate Finance Development Roadmap provides a visualized path to the green finance transformation
Asses your stage of green transformation with the help of our
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Investing into technologies generating power or heat from renewable resources, including wind, solar, hydro, biomass, biogas, geothermal (including grid-tied, and distributed systems such as roof-top solar).
Investing into fixed asset (equipment, machineries, process engineering) to reduce energy consumption per unit of production by at least 15%.
Investing into technologies and agri practices at farm level or in the supply chains to improve productivity, reduce crop/food losses, improve water efficiency, energy efficiency, reduce use of chemicals, fertilizers and agri wastes.
Supporting banks in green bonds/sustainability bonds issuances (pre-issuance preparation and post-issuance monitoring & reporting) with the aim to diversify their investor base and scale their green lending business.
Investing into technologies and solution which are a pathway to lower cost and environmental impact of transportation including electric and hybrid vehicles, public transport, urban rail/metro and so on.
Investing into new buildings and upgraded buildings that have green certifications such as EDGE, LEED, BREAM, or local standards that results in 20% savings of water, energy and building materials.
Investing into solutions aimed to decrease environmental impact of waste generation by implementing 5R (refuse-reduce-reuse-recycle-raw) practices, improving landfill management and so on.
Investing into waste-water treatment and water saving projects aimed to improve the efficiency of water usage, reduce methane emissions, implement circular water management solutions etc.
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Financing Waste Management Projects
Paris Alignment: How Can the Financial Sector Accelerate the Transition to Net-Zero?
Climate Risk Management for Financial Institutions
The Next Investment Adventure: Blue Finance
Green Transportation: Trends and Opportunities for Banks in Europe and Central Asia
COP26: Implications for Financial Institutions in ECA
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