The rise of green bonds: Financing for development in Latin America and the Caribbean

AUTHOR:ECLAC

DATE:October, 2017

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SUMMARY: The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals present a unique opportunity to promote new instruments and innovative mechanisms for financing social and production development in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Green bonds” are an example of alternative financial instruments becoming increasingly available to investors. This report examines the growing green bond market, with emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean.