Green Finance Opportunities in ASEAN

Country Paper

Authors: Chui Fong Lee    Prajwal Baral   

Published By: UNEP Inquiry    DBS   

Date: Nov 2017

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Green Finance Opportunities in ASEAN

This report lays out ways in which the ASEAN region can unlock this investment and protect its people, environment and economies. It provides an analysis of green investment opportunities in the region from 2016 to 2030, assesses the characteristics of those opportunities, and estimates current green finance flows. Based on a literature review and expert interviews, it also lays out some of the barriers to scaling up ASEAN green finance and how to address them.

Drawing on both top-down and bottom-up analysis, the report finds that the demand for additional ASEAN green investment from 2016 to 2030 is an estimated US$3 trillion. This opportunity represents a new ASEAN green investment market 37 times the size of the global 2016 green bond market. This investment is spread across four sectors: infrastructure (US$1,800 billion), renewable energy (US$400 billion), energy efficiency (US$400 billion) and food, agriculture and land use (US$400 billion).


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