Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Nov 8, 2020 by Leena Fatin

New trustee adds a wealth of fin-serve experience to the Board

Former Standard Chartered COO, Doris Honold joins Climate Bonds Board of Trustees
Posted: Nov 6, 2020 by Leena Fatin

UNDP - Climate Bonds event: Bringing you a knowledge sharing platform for developing economies to build small-scale low carbon assets

Save the Date 

On November 26 & 27th we invite you to join us for an exciting 2 –day webinar series with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) & the Climate Bonds Initiative, supported by Global Environmental Facility (GEF), on the opportunities for directing investments in small-scale low carbon assets in developing economies. Presenters & Panelists from Albion Capital, the Milken Institute, EcoForge, & Climate Policy Initiative and many more!

Save the Date: Webinar Series: Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP): 26th - 27th Nov: Financial Securitisation for Small-Scale Low Carbon Assets in Developing Countries
Posted: Oct 30, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Investors keen to share EU social bonds opportunity

On 20th October, European Union (EU) sold EUR17bn worth of social bonds, the largest such labeled transaction so far. The deal comprised of a EUR10bn 10-year, and a EUR7bn 20-year offering aligned with the ICMA Social Bond Principles (SBP). The pair of bonds were issued under the Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) programme first proposed by the EU in April 2020. 

Weekend Read: EU's social bond leaves investors wanting more: Rollout of recovery response stirs market
Posted: Oct 28, 2020 by Sean Kidney

In his first parliamentary address last Monday as the new Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga committed the country to a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Suga commented that “Responding to climate change is no longer a constraint on economic growth”. Absolutely right.

He added that “taking assertive measures against climate change will lead to changes in industrial structure and the economy that will bring about growth”. I.e. going green will mean economic growth.

Japan is the latest of the world’s large economies to commit to a net-zero emissions by 2050.
 That means big reductions in fossil fuel imports. Bravo Japan!
Posted: Oct 27, 2020 by Luiza Mello

Survey results will provide guidance on investor appetite and demand for green agri bonds & help drive market directions 

 

Brazil: Investor survey launched: Seeking investor perspectives on sustainable agribusiness opportunities: Joint CBI / MAPA project
Posted: Oct 21, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Comprehensive study of 2020 sustainability markets: Data analysis: COVID19 impacts: Policy outlook & directions 

Global Sustainable Debt report: H1 2020 review of green, social, sustainability & pandemic markets
Posted: Oct 15, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Updated Methodology to Climate Bonds Classification and screening process for green debt instruments 

Climate Bonds releases updated Green Bond Methodology: Revision to core definitions for inclusion in Green Bond Database: Further expansion to come
Posted: Oct 15, 2020 by Leena Fatin

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. 

Central Arkansas Water Bond: First of a kind in US Green Munis: Gray & Green Water Infrastructure
Posted: Oct 14, 2020 by Leena Fatin

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. 

Climate Bonds joins China Hydrogen Alliance to participate in boosting green hydrogen development / 气候债券倡议组织加入中国氢能联盟, 参与推动绿色氢能发展
Posted: Oct 9, 2020 by Leena Fatin

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.

ADB & Phu Yen JSC sign first Certified Green Loan for Viet Nam: $186m Solar project funding announced in Hanoi