G20 Green Finance Study Group: G20 Green Finance Synthesis Report 2017

The objective of the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG) is to “identify institutional and market barriers to green finance, and based on country experiences, develop options on how to enhance the ability of the financial system to mobilize private capital for green investment”. With the objective of supporting the G20 goal of strong, sustainable and balanced growth, the G20 Heads of State, at the 2016 Hangzhou Summit, recognized the need to “scale up green finance” and identified seven broad options, for voluntary implementation by countries in light of national circumstances, in addressing this goal.

During 2017, the GFSG has focused on two themes: first, the application of environmental risk analysis (ERA) in the financial industry; and second, the use of publicly available environmental data (PAED) for financial risk analysis and informing decision-making. In addition, the GFSG has taken stock of developments across G20 members and internationally against the seven options set out in the 2016 G20 Green Finance Synthesis Report

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