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Greening collateral frameworks


  • Dafermos, Yannis
  • Gabor, Daniela
  • Nikolaidi, Maria
  • van Lerven, Frank


Central bank collateral frameworks play a powerful role in contemporary market-based financial systems, affecting demand for financial assets and access to finance. However, existing collateral frameworks suffer from a carbon bias: they create disproportionately better financing conditions for carbon-intensive activities. This paper highlights the need to green the collateral frameworks and explores how central banks can incorporate environmental criteria into these frameworks.

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  • Dafermos, Yannis & Gabor, Daniela & Nikolaidi, Maria & van Lerven, Frank, 2022. "Greening collateral frameworks," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 116640, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  • Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:116640

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