Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Nov 2, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

China now is among the top ranks of countries in issuing green bonds to accelerate their green transition. Chinese issuance accounts for 38% of the global amount in the first three quarters in 2016. 

For the first time, green bonds have been directly referenced in the Communique of G20 Hangzhou Summit, and new Guidelines for Establishing the Green Financial System have been released in late August. These major developments will add momentum to green bond growth. 

Climate Bonds - New China Green Bond Market Newsletter 中国绿色债券市场简报
Posted: Nov 1, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

Brazilian signatories at the Investor Statement launch


New Investor Statement: a sign of momentum

Brazil Update: Three big events focused on building the new economic narrative: Local investors back green bond statement and sustainable market development
Posted: Nov 1, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

It’s all about clean green infrastructure!

Green Bonds on track in France & China: October: 4th biggest month in 2016: Nordics & American issuers, market activity, Stern +10 & lots of gossip!
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf


​Not at COP or in Brazil or China? You can still catch Climate Bonds speakers at events in London, Brussels, Vienna and Zurich. 

See the full November list below. 


November​: ​COP22: The most important month for climate action​! We'll be in Marrakesh & Casablanca of course, but Beijing and São Paulo will also get visits!
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

The newly formed Indian Green Bonds Market Development Council held its first meeting in Mumbai on Monday. 

What’s it all about?

Mumbai: India Green Bonds Council Holds First Meeting: New Group Convened by FICCI and Climate Bonds to Drive Market Development
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 by Andrew Whiley


LSX Lagos Conference marks another step towards Nigeria Green Bonds. Environment and Finance Ministers lead push to meet NDC goals with green finance
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 by Louise Patzdorf

What’s it all about?

You’re invited to join speakers from leading Indian energy companies, banks and insurance companies discussing directions for green bonds growth as part of Climate Bonds ‘State of the Market India’ twin launches.

In Mumbai on Monday? Delhi on Thursday? You’re Invited! Climate Bonds Twin Events: Strengthening the Green Bond Market in India & State of the Market Launches
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

The Climate Standards Board has approved a new Criteria for climate-resilient water bonds. Investors now have a verifiable, science-based screening process to evaluate bond investments earmarked for financing sustainable water-based infrastructure projects.



What’s it all about?

Climate Standards Board Approves New Criteria for Climate-Resilient Water Bonds: Science-Based Process to Ensure Sustainability of Water Infrastructure Investments
Posted: Oct 13, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

The last 2 weeks have seen more American elections shenanigans as one candidate is in denial over the existence of climate change while the other commits to clean energy.  

BIG Market Blog: Q4 gets off to a roaring start! USD 5.2bn issued: A first for Finland: Lots of Nordic property bonds: More munis & Lux Green SX now OPEN!
Posted: Oct 7, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

September was one of the biggest months ever for green finance. We blogged here and here and here to keep you updated on all the developments.

Big End to September: Our Top Stories: Carney, Germany & global green finance: Mexico begins to fly: Nigeria announces in New York & Big boost for US green buildings