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IFC Green Banking Academy in Europe and Central Asia

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.

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Events

Financing Waste Management Projects

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

Paris Alignment: How Can the Financial Sector Accelerate the Transition to Net-Zero?

By aligning with the requirements of the Paris Agreement financial institutions can increase their market value and build resilience to climate risks. On the webinar, we reviewed the framework and key steps of the alignment process and discussed how IFC can assist financial institutions in aligning their operations with Paris.

Climate Risk Management for Financial Institutions

We talked about why it’s important for financial institutions to establish proper Climate Risk Management (CRM) policies and systems, especially in the light the increasingly more rigorous compliance requirements being introduced by the EU regulators and central banks of individual countries in Europe and Central Asia. Also, we discussed the challenges for financial institutions in

WhatWe Offer

Customized training, holistic programs, climate leadership events and approach to the bank green transformation in the following areas:

  • Diagnostic
  • Strategy
  • Capacity building
  • Products and tools
  • On-the-job expertise creation
  • Market and business line development

IFC-GBAC IMPACT

5,000+

BANKERS trained

80+

BANKS & financial institutions advised

$1.1

BILLION in climate loans provided

1.4

MILLION tCO₂e/yr avoided

Climate finance Roadmap

Our Climate Finance Development Roadmap provides a visualized path to the green finance transformation

Diagnostic

Diagnostic

  • Understanding Climate Finance
  • Сlimate Finance Diagnostic
Strategy

Strategy

  • Green Bond Strategy Development Program
  • Guidance on Climate Finance Strategy Implementation
  • Climate Finance Strategy session
Capacity building

Capacity building

  • Training on Energy Efficiency
  • Training on Renewable Energy
  • Training on Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Training on Green Buildings and Materials
Products & tools

Products & tools

  • Financing Green Technology Calculator
  • CAFI implementation to measure GHG emission reduction
  • Development and launch of CSA financial products
On the job expertise development

“On the job” expertise development

  • Guidance on impact reporting via CAFI
  • Project-by-project in-depth capacity building
  • Streamlining methodology and procedures for project analysis
Market development & Marketing

Market development & Marketing

  • Guidance on marketing and promotion
  • Сapacity building with the demand side
  • Market development events

Where are you on the climate path?

Asses your stage of green transformation with the help of our

Self-evaluation form

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IFC GBAC Key topics in ECA

IFC GBAC Focuses in ECA

Renewable Energy

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).

Energy Efficiency

Investing into fixed asset (equipment, machineries, process engineering) to reduce energy consumption per unit of production by at least 15%.

Climate Smart Agriculture

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.

Green Bonds

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.

IFC GBAC Focuses in ECA

Transport

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.

Green Buildings

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.

Waste

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.

Water

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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