Climate Bonds Blog
Little Rock green bond brings forest protection to the fore in preserving water supply
Forest Protection in a Water Bond
Central Arkansas Water (CAW) is due to post a US$30.6 million green bond on Oct 19th. Certified under the Climate Bonds Water Infrastructure Criteria – the new bond is the first of its kind to acquire and protect forests specifically to secure clean drinking water.
First international NGO to join China Hydrogen Alliance (CHA)
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A transition to a low carbon economy is only possible with a vast scale up in the production and use of green hydrogen. This was one of the strongest messages arising from the recent Climate Bonds Green Transition conference.
Joint collaboration with B.Grimm: Announcement marks a new step for green finance in Viet Nam
In a statement released in Hanoi today the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company (Phu Yen JSC) announced the signing of a USD 186 million loan for the development and operation of a 257 MW solar power plant in Hoa Hoi, Phu Yen Province, Viet Nam, representing the country’s first Climate Bonds Certified green loan.
Latest taxable water bonds will include listing on London Stock Exchange International Securities Market to reach European investors
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has posted details of its newest bond offerings, including a USD342m (preliminary amount, subject to change) green municipal bond (2020 Sub-Series E Bonds), part of its Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). The bonds will be offered taxable (generally US muni bonds are tax exempt).
The Toolkit provides the African capital markets guidance on how to issue green bonds that are in line with international best practices and standards
New Momentum for Change in the Race to Zero
With the postponement of the COP26 in Glasgow, Climate Week New York City 2020 (CWNYC) has grabbed everyone’s attention as this year’s biggest climate event.
Freed from the need for in-person attendance, political and business leaders have delivered a series of what could be become game-changing announcements prepared for the postponed ‘Paris Agreement + 5 years’ COP as Glasgow was previously characterised. Instead, these announcements instead have spilled out over the past fortnight.
Latest innovation in the local green finance market: Securities 100 % backed by residential solar and battery installations
Long term data analysis of green performance against vanilla bonds: Latest report in series that commenced in 2016
This is the 10th iteration of Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market” covering January to June 2020.