Green infrastructure finance

framework report by Roberto La Rocca

Publisher: World Bank in Washington, D.C

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Infrastructure (Economics),
  • Finance,
  • Sustainable development

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRoberto La Rocca
ContributionsWorld Bank
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC79.C3 .L3 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25259821M
ISBN 109780821395271
LC Control Number2012008110

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Increasing concerns over the effects of climate change have heightened the importance of accelerating investments in green growth. The International Energy Agency, for example, estimates that to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent byglobal investments in the energy sector alone will need to total US$ billion a year by and over US$.

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