Water-related investments are key for sustainable development and inclusive growth. Blended finance can play a critical role in mobilising commercial finance and strengthening the financing systems on which water-related investments rely on. Water flows as a prerequisite through every one of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially those on food security, healthy lives, energy, sustainable cities and marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
We need a water low-carbon resilient infrastructure. Delivering these environmental ambitions will require historic scaling of financing on water related investments. These requires using existing sources of finance more strategically.
On 9 Sept 2019, Kathleen Dominique of the Environment Directorate OECD and Wiebke Bartz-Zuccala of the Development Co-operation Directorate OECD, discussed ongoing OECD work on blended finance and what has worked in the past as well as the potential to scale up blended finance approaches to apply to a broader range of investment types and contexts.
Watch the video recording of the Green Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cO5F5gg2g&t=50s
Find out more: http://www.oecd.org/environment/making-blended-finance-work-for-sdg-6-5efc8950-en.htm