European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Non-fossil to fossil energy ratio and scaling up climate investment in all sectors

This page is part of the E3G Public Bank Climate Tracker Matrix, our tool to help you assess the Paris alignment of public banks, MDBs and DFIs.

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Some progressFossil fuels funded between 2016-2018. Between 2016-2018, for every $1 the EBRD provided to fossil fuels, another $1.9 went to renewables and $0.3 went to Transmission & Distribution (T&D).


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has already exceeded its 2020 “green” finance target. This green finance includes financing to other environmental benefits other than climate mitigation and adaptation, and therefore is different and wider than the joint MDB definitions of climate finance.

It has had one of the highest levels of climate finance as a percentage of its total portfolio since 2013. 

Its record on adaptation financing is relatively poor, and like the IFC this may be due to its private sector focus. However like the IFC it could improve its performance in this area.

OECD (2018) OECD DAC Recipient Perspective – Climate Finance
Oil Change International (2018) Shift the Subsidies database
Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks Climate Finance (2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013)

Last Update: November 2020

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