The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the European Union (EU) – is providing a financial package of up to €25 million to Credit Immobilier et Hotelier (CIH Bank) to support Morocco’s green transition.
The financing, of which a total of €18.75 million will be provided by the EBRD and €6.25 million by the GCF, will be extended as sub-loans by CIH Bank to local citizens, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporates for investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.
The new EBRD financing comes under the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Morocco which is supported by the GCF. A comprehensive technical capacity package complemented by investment incentives, both funded by the EU, will support CIH Bank in the deployment of the programme, EBRD said in a press release.
The European Union considers this package to be a concrete way to help companies find and finance the solutions best suited to their transition to the green economy in Morocco, it added.
Morocco is a founding member of the EBRD and became a country of operations in 2012. To date, the EBRD has invested €3 billion in the country through 74 projects.