According to a World Bank Group estimate, the total climate-smart investment (green investment) potential in Bangladesh to be approximately $172 billion between 2018 and 2030, mainly in green buildings, transportation infrastructure, urban water, agriculture, waste management, and renewable energy. Bangladesh has considerable potential to develop a domestic green finance/bond market to mobilize private capital for climate-related initiatives.
• Deliberate on the potential for climate-friendly and green investments in Bangladesh to achieve sustainable growth.
• Discuss the importance for businesses to manage their environmental impact for increased competitiveness and leveling the playing field between complying and non-complying businesses through access to green finance.
• Highlight the current practices and regulations in Green Finance, both in Bangladesh and abroad, and promulgate the key demand and supply side issues impeding disbursement.
• Highlight global green finance opportunities and how Bangladesh can leverage such options.