- EBRD and GCF provide financial package of US$ 25 million to XacBank of Mongolia
- Latest project under EBRD’s GEFF
- Support for investment in climate mitigation and adaptation technologies
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is promoting green lending in Mongolia by organising a financial package of US$ 25 million to XacBank, the country’s most active creditor of green economy projects.
The package consists of an EBRD loan of up to US$ 18.75 million and concessional financing of up to US$ 6.25 million provided by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It will help support domestic individuals and businesses willing to invest in climate mitigation and adaptation technologies and services. Beneficiaries can identify climate-friendly technologies with the help of the Green Technology Selector and dedicated technical support is available through a consultancy team funded by the GCF and Japan.
This is the latest project in Mongolia under the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) programme, which is part of the EBRD’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, through which the EBRD aims to become a majority green bank by 2025. The programme operates through a network of more than 170 local financial institutions across 28 countries, supported by more than €5.8 billion of EBRD financing for over 220,000 clients to date. These projects have led to annual CO2 emission reductions of more than 9 million tonnes so far.
XacBank, the sustainability-award-winning financial institution and the first financial institution to join GEFF in Mongolia, will benefit from the EBRD’s experience in energy and resource efficiency and climate resilience financing.
The project is supported by technical assistance from the GCF and the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund.
GEFF Mongolia supports gender activities that aim to enhance equal opportunities for men and women to access finance for green technologies.
To date, the EBRD has invested almost US$ 2.17 billion in Mongolia’s economy through 122 projects.