Upcoming webinar: Rise of Green Banks – Examples from South Africa and Australia
Time: 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM GMT | 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM IST
Date: 13 November 2018
Location: Gotowebinar – register here today
This webinar will look into how green banks play a role in catalyzing private sector investment, with examples from South Africa and Australia.
Green banks are a relatively new model, having emerged on the international stage in 2011, and featured in a landmark OECD publication in 2016. Green banks are locally-based green finance institutions with a publicly-sourced or blended pool of capital, and a dedicated mandate to “crowd in” multiples of private investment into low-carbon and climate-resilient projects.
Previously found mostly in developed countries, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) decision in October, 2018 to fund a green bank program at Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) marks the first example of a green bank in an emerging market.
This webinar will feature the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – Australia’s green bank – which has over 5 years of operating experience and has mobilized over $A 16 billion in clean energy projects.
The webinar will also feature the brand new green bank program from the DBSA, the Climate Finance Facility (CFF), to talk about their process for launching the facility, and plans to use their blended fund to animate private investment in low-carbon and climate-resilient projects.
This webinar is co-hosted by Asia LEDS Partnership, LEDS-GP and the Green Bank Network
- Aditi Paul (Consultant, ICLEI South Asia/Asia LEDS Partnership)
- Rob Youngs (International Program Director, Coalition for Green Capital)
- Andrew Jauncey (Head of Corporate Planning & Risk, Clean Energy Finance Corporation)
- Jonathan First (Lead Specialist, Product Innovation Unit, Development Bank of Southern Africa)
This webinar is part of the Asia NDC finance Community of Practice. Find out more about the Asia NDC finance Community of Practice here.
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