NEW: Marine Renewable Energy Criteria Public Consultation Opens: Feedback Welcome & Introductory Webinars in June & July

Consultation period opens on newest draft criteria. Marine Renewables Criteria is the first rollout in our 2017 program


What are we releasing?

The Marine Renewable Energy Criteria; designed for use with the Climate Bonds Standard to demonstrate the low carbon and climate resilient credentials of marine renewable energy projects.

Drafted with the guidance and expertise of our Marine Technical Working Group (TWG) and an Industry Working Group (IWG), these Criteria have been developed to outline the requirements that bonds funding marine renewables energy assets and projects must meet if they are to receive Climate Bonds Certification.


How long is the consultation period open for?

Public Consultation will run for 4 weeks closing on Wednesday 12th July 2017. Send your submissions and comments to Katie House.


What will follow the consultation period?

Once public consultation is complete, we will review the Criteria considering feedback before they are submitted to the Climate Bonds Standard Board for final approval.

Once the Criteria have Board approval, bonds financing marine renewable energy assets and projects will be able to use them to apply for Climate Bonds Certification.


What do the Criteria do?

They aim to:

  1. Certify marine renewable energy assets that are compatible with a 2°C trajectory
  2. Ensure these assets are adaptive and resilient to a changing climate



To really understand the requirements though you’ll need a bit more detail than is above.


Information Suite:

There are 3 options in our Information Suite depending on how much detail you’d like:

  1. A 2 page introduction to the Marine Renewable Energy Criteria
  2. The full Criteria Document
  3. The Marine Renewable Energy Background Paper; an exploration and explanation of the discussions and decisions taken by the TWG and subsequently the IWG in developing these draft Criteria


Two Webinars to introduce the Criteria and answer your questions

Webinar 1: 
Wednesday 28th June
16:30 – 17:30 (BST)
Register Here

Webinar 2:
Wednesday 5th July
12:00 – 13:00 (BST)
Register Here


The Last Word

We welcome and encourage all feedback.

Please send your submissions and comments to Katie House (


'Till next time,

Climate Bonds



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