19.12.2017 · Category: SWITCH-Asia Network Facility Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia China DPR Korea India Indonesia Laos Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Thailand Vietnam

Infographics on Green Finance in Asia

Transitioning to a sustainable global economy needs financing of investments that provide environmental benefits, known as "green finance." (IFC, 2017)

While the opportunities represented by Sustainable Development, Green Growth and Green Economy are well known by stakeholders in both developing and industrialised countries, the corporate and NGO sectors are facing challenges in accessing finance to improve their Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) performance and rendering projects self-sustainable.

Green Finance provides the ability for countries to make investments to meet their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, following the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, and provides means to finance programmes to meet their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SWITCH-Asia Network Facility has put together a compilation of infographics to give an overview of the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with regard to Green Finance in each country where SWITCH-Asia projects are located, illustrating the challenges faced in green finance by SMEs as well as Financial Institutions, and possibilities for a way forward.

Download here: Compilation of Green Finance Infographics / 2.46 MB (pdf)