Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Jan 28, 2022 by Mariana Caminha

 

The new Climate Bonds Initiative report, produced in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) under the Ministry of Finance analyses green financing options to develop key low-carbon infrastructure in the country.

 

Thailand: Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities for Green Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Climate Bonds continues its series on sustainable investment opportunities across the globe
Posted: Jan 26, 2022 by Mariana Caminha

 

The development of China’s sustainable debt market up to the first half of 2021 is the focus of a new report jointly produced by the Climate Bonds Initiative and CIB Research, with the support of UK PACT.

                       

Keeping the momentum: China introduces innovative labels into domestic market and consolidates position as the primary emerging market source of green, social and sustainability (GSS) bonds
Posted: Jan 12, 2022 by Mariana Caminha

 

From China to Thailand to India: While our staff will not be speaking at physical events, they will still be appearing.
 

 

January Online Events: World Built Environment Forum Dubai 2022, Building green capital markets to crowd in private investors’ capital, Scaling-up the EV Ecosystem in India: Opportunities and Barriers
Posted: Jan 11, 2022 by Mariana Caminha

 

 

From China to Thailand to India: While our staff will not be speaking at physical events, they will still be appearing.
 

 

January Online Events: World Built Environment Forum Dubai 2022, Building green capital markets to crowd in private investors’ capital, Scaling-up the EV Ecosystem in India: Opportunities and Barriers
Posted: Jan 11, 2022 by Leena Fatin

$200bn marks a solid best practice platform as Climate Bonds Standard sets to expand its reach into heavy industry 

Cumulative issuance under the Climate Bonds Standard passed USD200bn in late 2021, establishing a new milestone for international best practice in green investment.

Certified Green Issuance Reaches $200bn - Expansion of Climate Bonds Standard in 2022 – Basic Chemicals, Cement, Steel in pipeline
Posted: Dec 16, 2021 by Gabriel Carhart

Last Thursday the EU Taxonomy Regulation became law when its final review period expired. It now sets the criteria for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation objectives in more than 60 economic activities.

This is an incredibly important milestone in the development of a regulatory environment that will help mobilize capital for climate action.

Taxonomy Delegated Act clears Council of the EU: An important step for European and global sustainable finance!
Posted: Dec 2, 2021 by Leticia Braga

 

From Mexico to China to Thailand: we are starting to speak at physical events, but most of them remain online.
 

December Events: FSMX Finanzas Sostenibles México, ASIFMA Indian Capital Markets Week, Launch of Thailand GIIO Report 2021
Posted: Nov 23, 2021 by Liam Jones

It’s nearly two weeks since COP26 finished and the dust is settling.

It’s clear that the most important development from COP was the launch of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero (GFANZ), representing 450 organisations with some USD130 trillion of assets under management. 40% global assets are now committed to the transition. For a sense of scale, global GDP last year was USD85 trillion.

The lesson from COP26: finance is now driving global change
Posted: Nov 8, 2021 by Leena Fatin

12 brilliant news stories from COP26, to give you hope: central banks, big investors, real funding, ISSB and glorious Ithaca!
 

  1. The launch of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) was described as a “watershed moment and gamechanger” by NGFS (Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System) Chair Frank Elderson. 

GFANZ’s 450 members represent USD130trn assets. 40% global assets are now committed to the transition. GFANZ’s statements affirm that investor appetite is sky-high and the money is available for net zero. 

12 brilliant news stories from COP26, to give you hope: central banks, big investors, real funding, ISSB and glorious Ithaca!
Posted: Nov 3, 2021 by Leena Fatin

COP26: Larry Fink criticises greenwashing; ADB to buy-and-retire coal plants; methane pledge, green steel​

We’re at COP26 (surprise!). Some highlights so far:

Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, called for a new business model for the energy transition at the Green Horizon Summit. Fink criticised oil and gas companies selling off their most polluting assets as greenwashing and implored investors to work with these companies to manage the decline of oil and gas assets.

COP26: Larry Fink criticises greenwashing; ADB to buy-and-retire coal plants; huge pledge to cut methane reinforces IEA’s no-gas stance; steel going green