The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) launched the Asian Green Bond Fund to aid green project finance investments within the Asia and Pacific region. The fund will support environmental projects such as renewable energy production and energy efficiency within this region. The open-ended, USD-denominated fund was developed with the assistance of the BIS Asian Consultative Council and in collaboration the Asian Development Bank, development financing community, and other stakeholders. Generally, the fund will help channel central bank reserves to green projects in the Asia and Pacific region. Since 2019, BIS has launched two other green bond funds totaling $3.5 billion in green bond funds for central banks and “other official sector investors.”
More information on the Asian Green Bond Fund is available here.