Climate change and environmental degradation pose an existential threat to low-income populations in developing countries. What can the financial inclusion sector do about this worrying trend? Financial inclusion has the potential to help build individual and collective resilience to the detrimental effects of climate change, as well as support the transition to low-carbon economies. Access to a full range of financial services can provide a cushion or safety net in the face of changing weather patterns and extreme weather events. Supportive financing and payment innovations such as pay-as-you-go business models can help make green technologies, like solar energy and cleaner cookstoves, more affordable for low-income people.
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The third post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion discusses the 4 Ps of inclusive green finance, which provide a framework for policymakers to harness the potential of financial inclusion.
In the second post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion, we look at how both financial and non-financial services will be crucial in helping MFI clients adapt to climate change.
In the first post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion, we explore insights from Rwandan smallholder farmers on building climate resilience through microfinance.
This slide deck presents the findings of desk research on climate-responsive and climate-supportive financial products that currently exist in the global market.
This publication documents the update process and presents the new Green Index 3.0, its standards and indicators as well as its scoring system and potential uses.
This report describes PICAP’s approach towards achieving and mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion to ensure that women and the most vulnerable are fully represented in climate disaster risk financing products (e.g., parametric insurance).
News & Events
The latest news and upcoming events and training from the global financial inclusion community on this topic.