TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Local banks still shy to fund green projects: UN

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 2 2010   /  09:59 am

Indonesian banks and financial institutions are reluctant to finance carbon trading projects — despite the government’s drive to cut emissions and fight climate change, says a UN report.

The report shows that Malaysia has 83 registered projects promoting clean development mechanisms (CDMs), surpassing 48 projects registered in Indonesia.

The Malaysian government has 176 approved CDM projects, Thailand has 133 and Indonesia has 131, the report said.

“We are very eager to see the local banking system finance CDM projects,” National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) CDM unit head Dicky Edwin Hindarto said Wednesday.

Dicky said that the investment climate was far more favorable in Malaysia, where the local banking system supported CDM projects.

Clean development mechanisms were developed under the Kyoto Protocol to allow companies in developing count...