The report points to trillions of dollars’ worth of climate-smart investment opportunities and emphasizes the need for smart policy reforms from governments and innovative business models to unlock private sector finance.
A large portion of the report is devoted to the green buildings sector, and urban infrastructure in general. The report also includes new developments and next steps for key cross-cutting solutions such as green finance, green bonds, blended finance, carbon pricing, public-private partnerships, and city creditworthiness. IFC found a potential of at least $3.4 trillion for green building investments through 2025, and has produced recommendations for a number of actions needed to achieve this potential. You can access the investment opportunity series and download the report at ifc.org/climate/investmentopportunities