In June 2012, the Green Infrastructure Finance Framework Report was published to address the constraints in financing green infrastructure and to develop a new approach to accelerate investments in low-emission technologies. The conclusions of the Research Report formed the basis for the principles of the financial gap analysis and green investment climate assessment methodology proposed in the Framework. Since publication, the overall approach of the Framework has evolved by sharpening its argument, clarifying its benefits and adding a regulatory/monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) component, which brings the Framework closer to a workable financing mechanism for green technologies. Moreover, the approach now includes a financing and advisory interface, which clarifies the principles and concepts of the shared financing roles recommended by the methodology.
The Framework attempts to bring clean investments towards a more familiar financing environment and to distance them from the charged political debate that has adversely affected the progress in international climate change discussions for over a decade.