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 launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations in 2016 has united the world on a mission to end poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change. Meanwhile, the sector of social finance has recently been expanding, supported by a growing number of investors who have begun to embed Environmental, Social, and
Climate change is causing severe economic impacts, with documented acute losses and chronic GDP loss. After the Paris Agreement, countries pledged to manage physical climate risk, but adaptation finance is still lagging behind. The annual adaptation costs in developing economies are estimated at $155 to $330 billion by 2030, with sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure,
The IFC Green Banking Academy in Europe and Central Asia (ECA GBAC) has held an online discussion Investing in Biodiversity Biodiversity finance has emerged as a fast-growing area in green finance that includes investments that aim to protect, maintain, or enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as promote the sustainable management of natural resources.
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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