Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Dec 7, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

What’s it all about?

US based NSF International is the most recent organization to be approved by the Climate Bonds Standard Advisory Board* as a Verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard.

Established in 1944 at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, NSF is a not-for-profit organisation respected for its scientific and technical expertise.

NSF International becomes the latest Verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard!
Posted: Dec 6, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

Bancolombia has also become the first LATAM commercial bank to issue a green bond.

Colombia's first! COP 350bn (USD 115m) GB issued by Bancolombia: Funding for renewable energy and sustainable buildings
Posted: Dec 5, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

Join one of our twin webinars on December 13th for a comprehensive overview of green bonds for cities in emerging markets, with a focus on the Mexican and Latin American markets.


Webinars: Bonos Verdes para Ciudades – Financiamiento de infraestructura de ciudades en economías emergentes: español e inglés, Dic 13 

Webinars: Green Bonds for Cities: Infrastructure finance for cities in emerging economies: Español and English, Dec 13th
Posted: Dec 1, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

As today's Novethic* annual responsible investment conference has an agenda chock full of calls to asset owners, discussions on green bonds and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we thought it was time to review some of the leading markers France has laid down in the last few years to advance green finance.


Here’s some of our favourites:

Spotlight on France: Leading on green finance and sustainable investment
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

A week to go - places limited!

Invitation: Executive Dialogue Session: Brazil's Green Finance and Green Bonds: London Dec 8th
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Despite the political world’s best attempts, the earth is still spinning and issuing green bonds.

Meantime, the message coming from Morocco is, now more than ever, government and private sector action will need to step up between now and COP23 in Bonn on matching NDCs with climate finance.

Onwards to the Climate Bonds target of USD 1trn in green bonds by 2020!  

Morocco & GBs, India, Sweden and Spain: China & France to work on GBs, BoC, NRW.Bank and lots of interesting gossip
Posted: Nov 14, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf


Brazil’s New Economic Narrative

The ratification of the Paris Agreement heralds the beginning of the global transition to a low carbon economy; focus is now shifting from pledges of action to constructing the mechanisms to finance this transition.

Announcing: ‘Investor Roadshow for Brazil’s New Economy’ Dec 8th. Plus sign up for a ‘Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition’ webinar tomorrow.
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

The Climate Bonds Initiative has released its COP22 Green Bond Directions paper, outlining growing awareness green bonds as NDC financing tools.


Growth, new markets and NDCs

COP22 Green Bond Directions: Green finance for mitigation and adaptation. USD 1 trillion by 2020 target. Climate Bonds latest report prepared for COP
Posted: Nov 7, 2016 by Andrew Whiley


Bank of China announces first green covered bond

China Update: BoC announces world’s first dual GB! China launch of Standard 2.0: New China Newsletter & Standard are available in 中文! CBI in Beijing: Roundtable meeting: Energy Transition Workshop & Tsinghua University
Posted: Nov 4, 2016 by Sean Kidney


I'm coming to you live from Casablanca Climate Finance Day 2016: where I'm watching Mustapha Bakkoury, Chairman of Masen (Moroccan Agency of Sustainable Energy S.A.) announce in a keynote the successful placement of their first, Climate Bonds Certified, 1 billion dirham (USD 117 million) bond.

LIVE: Moroccan Certified Climate Bond! 1bn Dirham & a flurry of firsts to get COP22 underway: First Moroccan Green Bond, First African Certified Climate Bond, First Green Bond of COP22!