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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.

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Government role in creating demand for green investments

This chapter discusses some of the major factors that shape the demand for and supply of long-term bank financing for green investments and sets the scene for the analysis of environmental lending in the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries. The existence of a strong banking sector is an essential prerequisite for investing in lowcarbon projects. However, governments have a crucial role to play in putting in place an appropriate policy and regulatory framework that can create a green investment climate and encourage market participants to undertake and finance green investments.

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