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UNDP - Climate Bonds event: Bringing you a knowledge sharing platform for developing economies to build small-scale low carbon assets
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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!
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.
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.
Survey results will provide guidance on investor appetite and demand for green agri bonds & help drive market directions
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.