Chapter 15

Environmental Finance

John Anderson     University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Abstract

This chapter examines the emerging role of “Environmental Finance” to solve funding issues that may not be available to projects through conventional financing channels. Examples of these include some environmental projects where the focus is more on environmental and/or social-based outcomes than the profitability of the underlying project. Numerous instruments have been created to service this need and include products such as “Green Bonds” where bonds are used to finance environmental projects covering a range of projects including water treatment and distribution, alternative energy and energy efficiency, conventional pollution control, ...

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