Accelerating the Energy Transition - The Role of Green Finance and its Challenges for Europe

Delivering sustainable economic growth
Posted Sep 11, 2020 | Policy Center for the New South, Pauline Deschryver

Green finance has been a burgeoning sector since the Paris Agreement and is key to addressing financial, socio-economic and environmental challenges. In her article for the Policy Center for the New South, Pauline Deschryver discusses the hybrid character of green finance, in using financial instruments for environmental purposes, and constituting part of “sustainable” finance that also addresses socio-economic and governance challenges. So-called “green” issuance debt increased fivefold in under three years to reach US$257 billion in 2019, showing its innovative attractiveness.


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