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Attention to clean energy transition financing continues to grow and is expanding beyond divestment from controversial fossil fuel projects. In order to develop more proactive capacity for private sector alignment with climate targets, efforts are underway to craft policies and regulations incentivizing decarbonization and providing clear direction on investment in climate target aligned assets.
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