Climate Bonds Blog

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
Posted: Oct 9, 2020 by Lea Muething

Welcome to the Markets Monthly #8!

Markets Monthly #9 - 09/10/2020: Sept USD32.2bn: Highest monthly volume since market inception: Egypt joins Sovereign Green Club: Daimler & VW drive auto sector GBs: Ghana & Qatar join the market: #CBIConf2020 sessions available online.
Posted: Oct 1, 2020 by Leena Fatin

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).  

SFPUC back in Green Muni Market: SDG-linked Climate Bonds Certified Bond: First US Muni Green Bond listed on European Stock Exchange