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Green Finance: Recent developments, characteristics and important actors

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Various so-called green investments are intended to limit the warming of the earth's climate, thus minimizing social, environmental and economic damage. The article introduces into the corresponding research field of Green Finance by providing current data, by showing historical developments, and by forecasting future tasks. Further, the article depicts the major difficulties of research on Green Finance; particularly rapid technological progress, the dependence of governmental support, high uncertainties, and, especially the interactions of so many actors. Finally, the article gives a short review on the research field of Green Finance.

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  • Andreas Welling, 2017. "Green Finance: Recent developments, characteristics and important actors," FEMM Working Papers 170002, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Economics and Management.
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