SDGs and green financing

UN Environment has been working with countries, financial regulators and the finance sector to align financial systems to the 2030 sustainable development agenda – to direct financial flows to support the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the core of today’s globalised economy are financial markets through which banks and investors allocate capital to different sectors. The capital allocated today will shape ecosystems and the production and consumption patterns of tomorrow.

The main areas for the current work on green financing are: supporting public sector on creating enabling environment, promoting public-private partnerships on financing mechanisms such as green bonds, and capacity building of community enterprises on micro-credit.