Some key findings:
- Clean energy corporate and project M&A financing has reached its highest peak after $128 billion of investments were made in 2018.
- Global cleantech companies attracted over $10 billion in financing from venture capital and private equity (VC/PE) investors in 2018 amid renewed interest for climate mitigation technologies.
- Clean energy project financing reached its highest ever annual level as the total investment volume peaked at $253 billion.
- The overall volume of green bonds in 2018 totalled over $180 billion, a 28.5% increase on the amount issued in 2017 ($140 billion).