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Maximising DFI impact in the era of climate change

Written by Samantha Attridge, Joseph Feyertag

Hero image description: Samar Island, Guiuan. Moments before sunset, a desolate landscape of destroyed coconut trees outside the centre of town. Image credit:ICRC Image license:creative commons

Climate change will affect finance institutions in various ways, especially if the global economy does not transition towards being low-carbon and climate-resilient (LCCR). A changing climate will expose certain assets and sectors to greater risks and uncertainties, but global climate mitigation and adaptation efforts will also create rarely seen opportunities for returns in others. What role can and should DFIs play in supporting and maximising the developmental returns of this transition?