Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 by Leena Fatin

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:

  1. It's critical to listen to the scientists. And listen early. 
  2. 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. 

 

2021- We Have a Chance to Change Our Future
Posted: Dec 22, 2020 by Liam Jones

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.

Climate & COVID Recovery – The Intertwined challenge before policy makers in 2021
Posted: Dec 15, 2020 by Liam Jones

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. 

$1Trillion Mark Reached in Global Cumulative Green Issuance: Climate Bonds Data Intelligence Reports: Latest Figures
Posted: Dec 14, 2020 by Leena Fatin

A empresa é emissora do primeiro título verde no Brasil certificado de acordo com o critério de energia solar. E outros mais vêm aí!

Faro Energy é a primeira empresa sul-americana a aderir à Sustainable Bond Network da Nasdaq
Posted: Dec 9, 2020 by Luiza Mello

The full Conf2020 program is now available online including translations in Spanish Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Russian with just one click!

Over 3000 people gathered online in September to discuss Green Transition, the Opportunity of the Decade.

Climate Bonds Conf2020: Green Transition: Catch-Up Viewing: All Conference sessions 5 Languages: Available on YouTube!
Posted: Dec 9, 2020 by Liam Jones

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. 

Thai Govt Marks 2020 with Certified Sovereign Green Issuance: Commitment to Recovery, Sustainability, Infrastructure
Posted: Dec 1, 2020 by Liam Jones

Update – V2.0 of Climate Bonds Low Carbon Transport Criteria Released to Market: New Stage in Green Transport Development
Posted: Nov 22, 2020 by Liam Jones

Boost for Best Practice in Green Investment- Cumulative Issuance passes $150bn

New Milestone for Climate Bond Standard: Certifications pass $150bn: Record 24% market share in 2020
Posted: Nov 13, 2020 by Michelle Horsfield

From NASA with love? Lessons from the moon-shot decade 

Transition Finance Webinar: 30th November 14:00 GMT. Register here

Transition & the Race to Net Zero: Does the 60s Space Race Provide a Guide?
Posted: Nov 12, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Building back better, new jobs, new investment & renewed global momentum on climate 

Congratulations to President Elect Biden & Vice President Elect Harris. With a new administration set to take office, the US has a pathway to boost both national action & global cooperation on climate.

Biden, Harris & the US: Climate transition pathways & trillions in green finance