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October 2013
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
This discussion paper highlights the key role that is being, and could increasingly be played by South-originating green finance in an evolving financial landscape, given the pressing need to scale green investment, and the potential for national and international policies to accelerate its volume and enhance its impact. This paper, as part of the initiative on South-originating Green Finance, is intended to help: crystallize current knowledge, including a sense of future trends based on current data; provide a framework for further discussion, including definitions and testable hypotheses; offer initial policy reflections and, where possible, recommendations; and set out a policy-focused research agenda.