Climate finance will require innovation

Climate change finance will require innovative mechanisms and policies. In this video Devex talks to a group of experts about what’s needed.

Financing climate change requires a bit of a rethink and innovation in products, markets and policies will be necessary for transformation.

New financial instruments to support green building, generate more investment in energy efficiency and fund climate-smart land use are all under way and being developed. But it will require a bit of outside-the-box thinking on the part of investors and others to change the ways things work, according to a series of interviews Devex conducted.

Watch the clip above to learn some of the trends in innovative climate finance — from carbon markets to bundling green mortgages and more.

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    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.