Finance for Decarbonisation

Key messages:

  • Policies need to be designed and maintained that enable private capital to flow into low-cost project finance.
  • Policy makers should use the window of opportunity provided by low general interest rate levels post COVID-19 to tackle the climate and the economic recovery challenges at the same time.
  • Public funds and banks should be used to provide the right type of capital and enable financial mainstreaming of low-carbon assets.
  • The European Green Deal provides an excellent policy framework to integrate financial and sector/ technology policy.