Green Finance Mapping

Since 2011, the Green Finance Mapping is one of IDFC’s most important and renowned reports.

The Green Finance Mapping annual report exists to illustrate the contributions that IDFC members provide to green and climate finance. The report is constantly improving the reporting methodology, and hopes to further member efforts in tracking and reporting on green finance flows.

National and regional development banks have a huge potential to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate, and to generate green and climate – public and private – finance at scale to address the specific needs of their national economies, societies and environments.

The 26 IDFC members, a majority in emerging markets, is the largest provider of public development finance in the world and the first provider of climate finance with US$4 trillion in combined assets and annual commitments averaging more than $600 billion in the past five years.

Over the period 2014-2018, the national and regional development banks of the IDFC reported on average close to US$150bn yearly of climate finance, representing about 20% of their total financial commitments. The IDFC members have also shown they have the technical and financial capacities to deliver even higher amounts of climate finance, as the US$ 200 billion mark of yearly climate finance was reached during this period.

The 2020 IDFC Green Finance Mapping Full Report (2019 data) main features & key findings are:

IDFC members reported total green finance commitments of $197 billion. This represents a 47% increase from 2018, but still below the high point reached in 2017. Cumulative green finance commitments by IDFC members have reached $867 billion since 2015.

• Green finance commitments represented approximately 25% of total new commitments reported by members. Green commitments have consistently represented more than one fifth of total IDFC investments since 2015.

Climate finance – consisting of all activities related to mitigation of GHG emissions and adaptation to climate change – accounted for 95% of total green finance ($187 billion).

Finance for green energy and mitigation of greenhouse gases was the largest category, representing 88% of climate finance.

Adaptation represented 10% of climate finance, an increase of 25% from 2018. This continues three years of consecutive growth, achieving more than three times the level of adaptation commitments made in 2015.

• Projects containing elements of both mitigation and adaptation have been steadily increasing but remain a small portion of the total at 2%

The remaining 5% of green finance ($10 billion) went to other environmental finance, which includes waste and water management, biodiversity, and industrial pollution control. Commitments in this category remained below the levels recorded in 2016-2017.

Find the main features of the 2020 IDFC Green Finance Mapping Report in a glance within the IDFC Green Finance Mapping Report 4-pager. All the editions of the IDFC Green Finance Mapping Report since 2011 are available on our publication section.

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