IDFC Green Finance Mapping

Investment needs for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure are immense, estimated at around USD 5 to 7 trillion per year. The International Development Finance Club (IDFC) strives to mobilise green growth potential in the countries in which its Members are active. Building on climate finance and sustainable Development, the IDFC focuses on the financing of green infrastructure and social development.

Since 2011, Ecofys has supported the IDFC in carrying out a periodic mapping on green financing by its member banks. The IDFC “Green finance” consists of climate finance and other environmental objectives. Climate finance is again split into green energy and mitigation of greenhouse gases and  adaptation to climate change.

The annual reports map the global green finance flows of member banks to the IDFC. Looking at the changes from 2011 to 2014, total green finance commitments showed an increase of nearly USD 10 billion, corresponding to a total rise of more than 10%. Out of the 2014 commitments, USD 85 billion went into climate finance.

Find more information in the 2014 summary or the full report at


Giel Linthorst
Sustainable Industries and Services
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