Green infrastructure presents a huge investment opportunity globally, with an estimated USD100tn worth of climate compatible infrastructure required between now and 2030 in order to meet Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets. However, there remains a lack of identifiable, investment-ready and bankable projects. There is also a lack of understanding of what types of assets and projects qualify for green financing.
In response to this challenge, Climate Bonds is developing a series of reports that aim to identify and demonstrate green infrastructure investment opportunities around the world. By so doing, it aims to raise awareness of what is green and where to invest, and to promote green bond issuance as a tool to finance green infrastructure.
The report series commenced with the GIIO Indonesia report, launched in May 2018, followed by five other reports – the latest being the GIIO Vietnam report, launched in April 2020. The pipeline of GIIO reports being developed includes further exploration of opportunities in Asia-Pacific as well as in Latin America.
The reports also support the need for a brown-to-green transition. In the short- to medium-term, governments and large companies will progressively be reducing exposure to brown assets and practices as they increase capex towards, and adoption of, greener modes of operation. When such industry sectors start to align with a 2-degree emissions trajectory, new green infrastructure opportunities can be created, such as in industries like shipping and logistics.
Australia & New Zealand
The GIIO Australia 2019 report advocates increasing green investment in the real economy including green bonds and other green investment products and greater engagement between the financial sector, ASX listed corporates, the superannuation sector and governments around infrastructure and brown to green transition.
This report builds on the inaugural Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Australia and Zealand (GIIO) report released August 2018.
The New Zealand Green Bonds and Infrastructure 2019 report reveals that the existing green bond market in New Zealand is small but has momentum. The green loans market is also another area of promising growth in New Zealand. The report states New Zealand’s cumulative green and sustainability debt issuance is at NZD3.8bn as of 30 June 2019.
O relatório Oportunidades de Investimento em Infraestrutura Verde — Brasil 2019relaciona o atual estado do mercado brasileiro de finanças sustentáveis e o progresso de projetos de infraestrutura verde no Brasil.
The Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities - Brazil 2019 report lists the current state of the Brazilian sustainable finance market and the progress of green infrastructure projects in Brazil.
This report builds on the inaugural Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities, Indonesia report released in May 2018 (see below). It provides updated content to help meet the growing demand for green investment opportunities, including green bonds, as well as to support the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
Green Infrastructure Investments Opportunities, Indonesia was the first GIIO report developed. Released in May 2018, the report explores a wide variety of green investment opportunities in Indonesia. It has been prepared to support Indonesia’s mission to develop low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure; and aims to facilitate engagement on this topic between project owners and developers, and investors.
|Watch our recent online launch of the GIIO Vietnam Report||The GIIO Vietnam report was launched on April 30th, 2020 during a webinar hosted by Climate Bonds that explored green infrastructure investment opportunities in Vietnam and Indonesia. A recording of the webinar is available on Climate Bonds YouTube Channel.|