Big Green Bucket: towards a large-scale refinance facility for clean energy debt

Publicly-owned entities such as development banks, multilateral financial institutions and export credit agencies are originating over $100bn of clean energy-related loans per year ‒ and have lent more than $400bn cumulatively since 2007.

This paper describes a potential large-scale facility – dubbed “Big Green Bucket” (BGB) – aimed at enabling up to $25bn per annum of clean energy and climate-related loans to be refinanced with private money via the bond markets, freeing up development finance institutions’ balance sheets and enabling new climate-related lending.

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