Climate Bonds Blog
I'm sitting on the beach at Bondi, enjoying the sand underfoot, unable to return home to the UK.
It's been a pretty tough year for most of the world.
We've learnt some sharp lessons, including:
- It's critical to listen to the scientists. And listen early.
- If tough measures are called for, policymakers should take them now. Delay courts disaster.
It's been a bitter time. Listening to scientists has saved untold lives - and saved economies, from Australia to South Korea. Not listening has had the opposite result.
Year ends on a $trillion climate high – But COVID challenge looms large
Whilst governments’ focus in 2020 has rightly been on COVID19, the year also saw a significant ramping up on the fight against climate change, hitting the $1Trillion milestone in cumulative green bond investment early this December. But the most welcome elephant in the room, (or perhaps goodbye GOP elephant, welcome Dem donkey) is the upcoming Biden presidency.
Goal of reaching $trillions in annual global issuance remains
The green finance market has reached its most substantial milestone yet, with USD 1.002 trillion in cumulative issuance since market inception in 2007, according to the Climate Bonds Green Bond Database. The milestone was passed in early December.
A empresa é emissora do primeiro título verde no Brasil certificado de acordo com o critério de energia solar. E outros mais vêm aí!
Leadership in Asia: Support for SDGs: Assistance from ADB: Twin Climate Bonds Certifications: Low Carbon Transport
The Kingdom of Thailand has concluded 2020 with a tap of its sovereign green issuance, a follow up from its inaugural THB 30 billion (USD 944.88 million) sustainability bond deal in August. The new THB20bn November issuance has been immediately allocated towards the construction of Bangkok's Mass Rapid Transit Orange East Line. The first phase of the line is due to become operational in 2024.