In Africa, the need for creating green capital markets is an urgent call that Marrakech pledge is answering; and it was in this context that the Program on Implementing Green Capital Markets took place. It provided a venue for knowledge exchange in the global market, experience sharing on the development of the green capital markets for participating countries, networking and debating on climate finance and related policy and institutional innovation among capital market players.
This white paper targets African capital market regulators and exchanges, Investor Groups, including pensions and insurances, governments and multi laterals. It aims to share the key factors that help the development of green capital markets globally, the examples of African countries that have developed or started to develop green capital markets, and the key action-oriented recommendations discussed in the program.
Successful implementation of green capital market requires a clear approach with determined objectives, interaction between public officials/private actors, and strong guidance on what is green that has substantive consistency with international guidelines. International collaboration and capacity building, active underlying securities markets, improved disclosure/information and capital market incentives for unlocking opportunities for the green investments are also factors that support success.