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.



Regulatory environment and transparency of information

Regulations require that both International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and local banks closely monitor and report on the environmental impact of their lending operations. This chapter discusses issues related to transparency of commercial and performance information associated with IFIs’ portfolios of environmental credit lines. It also looks at how the lack of sufficiently available information can constrain the better understanding of some of the barriers to increased environmental lending in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries.


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