Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Mar 30, 2017 by Sean Kidney

Australia’s emergence as an example of international best practice has been bolstered by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) announcement of a AUD 650m Certified Climate Bond.

All four of Australia’s major banks have now issued Certified Climate Bonds, a status unmatched in any other advanced economy financial sector.


What’s it all about?

Posted: Mar 27, 2017 by Sean Kidney

This is an amazing job with: rethinking how we use policy, regulation and every finance sector tool – and capital markets tool – we have to mobilize capital for a rapid global transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.

It will involve looking at:

  • Growing the global market for green financial instruments
  • Capital markets policy proposals for economies around the world
  • What regulators can do to grow green finance

Green bonds are the focus, as an indicator of success and creating momentum for change.

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 by Sean Kidney


We know that many of our international blog readers couldn’t make it to our Annual Conference in London. So, we’ve picked out the best, quick takeaways for you.



Size of Market in 2017

Posted: Mar 16, 2017 by Sean Kidney

Our second Market Blog for the year is no less crowded than the first. Familiar faces are beginning to re-issue, we welcome new kids to the block and green bonds go retail. 


Latest Certified Bonds

Breaking news - Queensland Treasury Corp's first green bond - AUD750m (USD577m)

Posted: Mar 9, 2017 by Sean Kidney

We’ve produced 5 new briefing papers, all launched at the Climate Bonds Annual Conference on Monday. Each summarising a policy, development or analysis critical to unlocking the potential of global green finance out towards the USD 1 trillion by 2020 target.

We’ve kept them short and to the point. Pick any or all for download.


Posted: Mar 8, 2017 by Sean Kidney


Leaders from Poland to Costa Rica, Mexico to Munifin, Monash University to Masen, Alpha Trains to AP Renewables recognised at Award Ceremony following the Climate Bonds 2017 Annual Conference.


Posted: Mar 6, 2017 by Sean Kidney



Posted: Mar 4, 2017 by Sean Kidney


With over 600 registrations from 40 different countries Monday’s Annual Conference is set to be the single largest green bonds event ever held in the UK…. possibly the world.


2017: The Year of Sovereign Green Bonds