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Utilising Green Bonds for Financing Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Asian Countries

In: Financing Renewable Energy Development in East Asia Summit Countries A Primer of Effective Policy Instruments


  • Jacqueline Yujia Tao


With the market for green bonds rapidly developing in recent years, interest in this new financial instrument has also been rising. This chapter uses the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of using green bonds to finance renewable energy projects in Asia. The potential for green bonds to become viable financing instruments for renewable energy projects is great and the market is seen to be gradually moving towards this direction. However, there remain several challenges that can be met with key supportive mechanisms. This chapter proposes a two-tiered national standards system and other supportive policies to support the building of a green bond market in developing Asia.

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  • Jacqueline Yujia Tao, . "Utilising Green Bonds for Financing Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Asian Countries," Chapters, in: Shigeru Kimura & Youngho Chang & Yanfei Li (ed.), Financing Renewable Energy Development in East Asia Summit Countries A Primer of Effective Policy Instruments, chapter 12, pages 343-381, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Handle: RePEc:era:chaptr:2014-rpr-27-12

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