Green Banking - Capacity Building for Green Energy and Climate Finance Project Dates: January 2015 - January 2022
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Participants will gain specific know-how in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, as well as appropriate risk evaluation and mitigation schemes. The development of private sector finance instruments for climate change mitigation will be fostered and the readiness to leverage national credit lines with international climate change mitigation schemes will be increased. Knowledge about existing international climate change mitigation funds and the available access opportunities will be disseminated.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In developing and emerging countries, financial resources for expanding sources of renewable energy and for energy efficiency measures are often lacking, since banks and investors lack expertise in such technologies. The end result is that risks are overestimated and projects do not come to fruition. The Green Banking initiative tackles this problem by offering an extensive programme of scholarships and further training that covers all aspects of renewables financing. A key programme focus is training to become a certified ‘Green Banking Specialist’, which is aimed at bank employees and independent investors. The course is also supplemented by a train-the-trainer programme to ensure long-term knowledge transfer into banks and financial institutions. Following the successful rollout of the ‘Green Banking’ training programme in Asia, it is now being set up in Latin America and three countries in northern Africa.


SECTORS OR AREAS OF WORK
  1. Climate finance

KEYWORDS
  1. Climate Finance

Region/Location

BUDGET

USD 1,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. BMU-IKI - Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
BUDGET

USD 1,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. BMU-IKI - Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE