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Green Finance Policy

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Green finance can only grow and have its desired positive impact on the climate and biodiversity with the relevant policies. Policies for green finance can be issued, for example, by the Ministries of Finance, the Central Banks, the Financial oversight, the stock exchanges, industry associations, multilateral development banks, private initiatives as well as many other institutions.

Natural ecosystems have declined by 47% compared to their earliest estimated state, 25% of species are already threatened with extinction, the biomass of wild animals has decreased by 82%. The losses to biodiversity and its consequences on both economies and our Earth’s well-being are becoming more evident, while the world…

MDBs are increasing their involvement in sustainable infrastructure finance by scaling up climate investments and by integrating social and environmental issues into their general financing requirements as a cross-cutting issue. Based on their characteristics MDBs can play a number of important roles in greening the BRI. For the context of…

Editorial Note The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), since its initiation and implementation, has brought new opportunities for global economic development, particularly sustainable economic development of BRI countries. As of 18 April 2019, new progress had been made under the BRI in terms of policy coordination, infrastructure building, unimpeded trade,…

On the surface, the global community agrees: We need sustainable development – for the benefit of all. However, in practice, the devil lies in the details – and in different priorities of nations and organizations in trying to achieve the triple bottom line: economic growth, social development, and ecological protection.…