Friday, February 17, 2012

Green IFSC, Ireland

Ireland: a green tech epicentre
16.02.2012 - With a Green IFSC, Ireland is emerging as a financial hub for the global green tech industry. What will this mean for clean-tech entrepreneurs and start-ups?

The year 2012 looks set to be a pivotal one when it comes to clean energy and the world economy. The UN has designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The aim? To tie in with the UN's efforts on accelerating the pace of global action on three areas by 2030: universal access to modern energy services; better rates of energy efficiency; and expanded use of renewable energy sources.

Against that global sustainability drive, 2012 is also the 25th anniversary of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin. Pioneered to put Ireland on the global map for financial services, the IFSC has now added a new wing: the Green IFSC initiative. The Green IFSC is aiming to position Ireland right at the epicentre of financing the future green economy. That's according to Stephen Nolan, its executive co-ordinator.

What is the Green IFSC?

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