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Green Bonds Market 2021

Cumulative GB Issuance to date
US$1.002tn
2021 Issuance
(aligned with CBI definitions)
$45.4bn
Labelled bonds aligned with CBI definitions of 'Green'
$42.9bn
Labelled green bonds not aligned with CBI definitions (and excluded from 2021 Issuance)
$1.4bn
Jan
$ 17.46bn

Feb
$27.96bn

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Jul

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Dec

2020 TOTAL
[last updated on Jan 15 ..more information]
$269bn

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The record-breaking third quarter of 2020 drove green issuance to its largest to date, a resilient resurgence despite the initial shock of the pandemic.

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