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IDFC Green Finance Tracking Methodology 2014

The IDFC Green Finance Tracking Methodology 2014 is built on the two green finance mapping initiatives of 2012 and 2013 of the International Development Finance Club. It proposes definitions for green finance and categories for eligible projects.

The methodology revolves around four key aspects of defining, tracking and reporting climate finance:

  • Transparency: to adopt a standardized financial reporting format with common definitions and methodologies to quantify climate finance.
  • Comparability: to encourage a universal methodology/approach by which institutions can assess and estimate mobilized climate finance.
  • Consistency: to promote a yearly accounting requirement for financial institutions and national governments on climate finance.
  • Flexibility: to allow for a practical, adaptable and coordinated universal reporting system to track climate finance