Brazil to review a $54 billion infrastructure portfolio in line with international green standards

Brazil’s Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Climate Bonds Initiative to leverage investments in green infrastructure projects via green bonds. The initial focus of the Brazilian government will be the certification of railroad projects, followed by a review of the wider portfolio. It is worth noting that the Ministry of Infrastructure portfolio foresees at least an amount of $54 billion in investments by 2022, while in Brazil there has been a total of $5.6 billion in issuances so far. According to CBI, currently the global green bond market is over $694 billion.

In addition, Brazil has one the largest green infrastructure pipelines in the world and the certification of these projects and assets is the first step in making them visible to the international investor and providing them with attractive new alternatives in the market.

Source: Climate Bonds Initiative. Posted: Sep 17, 2019.