Today, we are witnessing innovative financial mechanisms such as debt-for-nature swaps that link economic incentives with environmental conservation.

Building on this model, we propose the GreenTech Bankable Offtake Swap Model, a groundbreaking private capital mobilization at-scale investment framework, designed to support EMDEs just energy transition and close the multi-trillion dollar climate finance and investment gap.

Concept Overview:

The GreenTech Bankable Offtake Swap Model envisions developed countries committing to substantial long-term global bankable offtakes for green technologies manufactured in EMDEs to 2080.

This initiative aligns with and will service the $10 trillion per annum and growing global green industrial economy.

In return, EMDEs will direct a dedicated percentage of its investment returns and taxes towards climate adaptation projects to close their climate adaptation infrastructure financing deficit.

Key Features:

  1. Long-term Offtake Agreements:

Developed countries will enter into multi-decade binding agreements to purchase green technologies, such as renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, and sustainable agricultural technologies, up to 2080.

These agreements will ensure investability, and stable demand and drive industrial innovation and scalability in EMDE green tech industries.

  1. Just Energy Transition Integration: The model will act as the cornerstone of a multi-trillion dollar Just Transition investment program, recognizing the need for developed countries to compensate developing nations for trillions of damage caused and projected, in their transition to a sustainable future. This financial support will be structured as equity investments rather than aid, fostering long-term mutual growth and development.
  2. Investment Returns and Tax Contributions: A significant portion of its investment returns and tax revenues generated from the green tech sector will be allocated by developing countries to finance climate adaptation infrastructure projects, such as flood defenses, sustainable water management systems, and resilient agricultural practices.
  3. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Alignment: The model will contribute directly to several SDGs, including affordable and clean energy, industry innovation, and infrastructure, as well as climate action. By promoting green technology adoption and infrastructure investment, the model supports holistic and sustainable development.
  4. Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPPs) Collaboration: The GreenTech Bankable Offtake Swap Model will encourage collaboration between governments, international financial institutions, institutional investors, private sector developers, and investors. This institutional investor-public partnerships (IIPPs) approach will leverage diverse expertise and long-term capital at scale, that can be deployed at speed through institutional investor-public partnerships (IIPPs) frameworks.


  • For Developing Countries:
    • Climate-friendly industrialization leveraging the burgeoning Green Industrial Cities network,
    • Access to cutting-edge green technologies,
    • Financial resources for climate adaptation, and
    • A strengthened position and double-digit participation in the $10trn per annum and growing global green economy and global value chains for finished goods, as a pose to historic raw mineral extractives.
  • For Developed Countries:
    • Delivery of climate reparations and just transition commitments,
    • New markets for green technologies,
    • Contributes to scaling climate adaptation infrastructure investments, and
    • A stable return on investment through diversified financial instruments.
  • For the Planet:
    • Accelerated transition to a sustainable global economy,
    • Reduced carbon emissions,
    • Places a market value on and makes Carbon and Natural Capital investable, and
    • Enhanced resilience to climate impacts.

Implementation Pathway:

  1. Policy Framework Development: Establish international agreements and policies that outline the structure, responsibilities, and benefits of the GreenTech Bankable Offtake Swap Model.
  2. Financial Mechanism Design: Create and support investment vehicles such as the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) and tax structures to facilitate the flow of capital at scale and returns between stakeholders.
  3. Partnership Formation: Engage governments, financial institutions, and private sector entities in collaborative institutional investor-public partnerships (IIPPs), to drive the initiative linking to global offtake mechanisms such as the Inflation Reduction Act, The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), The EU Net Zero Industry Act, Value Addition Partnerships, BRICS and Belt and Road Initiative related Offtakes.
  4. Project Identification and Deployment: Collaborate with institutional investors and their portfolio companies, to co-create and originate priority NDC green technology and climate adaptation projects, ensuring alignment with national, regional, and international sustainability goals.
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation: Implement robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track progress, measure impact, and ensure transparency and accountability. The GreenTech Bankable Offtake Swap Model represents a visionary approach to addressing the dual challenges of climate change and sustainable development. By leveraging the growing global green industrial economy, this model provides a pragmatic and impactful solution for developed and developing countries alike to equitably finance climate adaptation infrastructure and foster a sustainable future for all at scale and speed.


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