Fostering sustainable global growth through green finance: what role for the G20?

Kathrin Berensmann / Ulrich Volz / Céline Bak / Amar Bhattacharya / Tian Huifang / Gerd Leipold / Lawrence MacDonald / Hannah Schindler / Isabella Alloisio / Qingqing Yang
Externe Publikationen (2017)

published on G20 Insights


For a 2°C compatible pathway, the G20 countries face an enormous investment gap. However, public spending will not suffice to finance the green transformation. In fact, a significant amount of private investment is required. It is therefore important to align the financial system – banking, capital markets and insurance – with sustainable development. To increase green investments and align financial markets with sustainable development, the G20 should 1) promote the standardization of green finance practices, 2) enhance the transparency of information by promoting disclosure standards for carbon and environmental risks; 3) support market development for green investments at a global level; and 4) support developing countries in developing and implementing national sustainable finance roadmaps.

About the authors


Volz, Ulrich



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Bauer, Steffen

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Baumann, Max-Otto

Political Scientist 

Brandi, Clara

Economist and Political Scientist 

Götze, Jacqueline

Political Scientist 

Hackenesch, Christine

Political Scientist 

Hilbrich, Sören


Hägele, Ramona

Political Scientist 

Iacobuta, Gabriela

Environmental Researcher 

Janus, Heiner

Political Scientist 

Keijzer, Niels

Social Scientist 

Kloke-Lesch, Adolf

Urban and regional planner 

Koch, Svea

Social Scientist 

Laudage, Sabine


Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Mehl, Regine

Political Scientist 

Nowack, Daniel

Political Scientist 

Olekseyuk, Zoryana


Richerzhagen, Carmen

Agricultural and Environmental Economist 

Scholz, Imme


Schwachula, Anna


Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist 

Sturm, Janina

Economist and political scientist 

Vogel, Johanna

International Cultural Economist 

Wehrmann, Dorothea


Weinlich, Silke

Political Scientist