Environmental Lending in EU Eastern Partnership Countries

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This report presents an overview of existing environmental credit lines in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), which are mostly supported by International Finance Institutions and donors and disbursed by local commercial banks. Lessons learned from this type of credit-line implementation provide useful insights for spurring the banking sector into financing green investments.



Barriers to environmental lending in EaP countries

Based on the analysis of the credit lines discussed earlier in the report and associated desk research, this chapter discusses the key barriers to environmental lending in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. These include both market and regulatory barriers, the nature of donor and International Finance Institutions (IFIs) support, and capacity issues faced by local financial institutions and their clients.


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