Sustainable finance : bridging the gap in Asia and the Pacific
In this biennial report, the fifth within ESCAP’s Financing for Development series, examine the trends, challenges, and opportunities for policymakers, regulators, and private finance (banks, issuers, and investors) in Asia and the Pacific to mobilize and deploy sustainable finance, particularly for climate action. Then put forward ten principles for action for our member states to chart the way forward. Focus in this report is to help policymakers, regulators and private finance actors understand the implications of choices that need to be made to bridge the financing gap in the region. The report aims to spur a robust and informed debate amongst member States, drive consensus on key measures to move the region towards sustainability and bring greater clarity to the short- and long-term benefits and consequences of these policy and financing choices.