Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Jan 13, 2017

Climate Bonds and China Central Depository & Clearing Co. (CCDC) invite you to join us for a simultaneous live broadcast of our ‘China Green Bond Market 2016’ report launch from Beijing and London.

Live Broadcast: London & Beijing: China Green Bond Market 2016 report launch: Jan 17 @ 9am London & 5pm Beijing
Posted: Jan 10, 2017

Strasser further opens the market to institutional investors with the first issue of a Climate Bonds Certified fixed rate loan in Europe for long-term financing of a solar lease business model


What’s it all about?

Strasser Capital announces EUR 30m Climate Bond Certified green loan: 20 yrs, secured against residential solar: more to come from MEP Green Finance Programme
Posted: Jan 10, 2017

2017 Climate Bonds Annual Conference and Green Bond Awards - Register here


Invitation: London, 6 March 2017 - Climate Bonds Initiative Annual Conference and Green Bond Awards
Posted: Jan 6, 2017

2016 proved to be yet another strong year for green finance and after taking stock, it’s time to look ahead. 2017 is already off to a promising start as our CEO joins the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and we launch the China Edition of our State of the Market series.

January Events: Paris, Beijing, Brussels & Mexico City: We’re back at work to make 2017 the biggest year for Green Bonds yet!
Posted: Jan 5, 2017

Climate Bonds CEO Sean Kidney has been appointed a member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, convened to “help develop an overarching and comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance to integrate sustainability in EU financial policy”. The Group is comprised of 20 people drawn from financial sector regulators, pension funds, investors, banks and other sectors, all with experience in sustainable finance.


Sean Kidney Appointed to EU High-Level Expert Group for the Capital Mkts Union: Policy Leaders to Develop Sustainable Finance Strategy for European Commission
Posted: Jan 4, 2017

2017 couldn’t have got off to a better start with the news that the much anticipated French Sovereign Green Bond issuance will begin its roadshow on the 6th of January.

French Sovereign GB roadshow starts: they're being ambitious with size, tenor & proceeds reporting. The Year of Sovereign Green Bonds has started!
Posted: Dec 24, 2016

It’s almost Christmas and I have few last thoughts for you for the year:

In 2016 ….

The year's final blog: three wins in 2016 and three challenges for 2017
Posted: Dec 19, 2016

Green bonds could play a key role in helping to finance the investment needed to achieve the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy objectives and the UN's SDGs


EC report backs Climate Bonds on standards and explores policies to accelerate EU green bond market growth – Forward looking views on building green finance and investment
Posted: Dec 15, 2016


Poland out the gate early for 2017's Year of Green Sovereign Bonds

Poland has just won the race to become the first ever sovereign to issue a green bond with a EUR 750m bond financing a range of climate-related projects.

Poland wins race to issue first green sovereign bond. A new era for Polish climate policy?
Posted: Dec 15, 2016

2016 is drawing to a close, and while it hasn’t been exactly full of good news for climate or humanity in general – there is a bright spot – green bonds!

Jingle all the way… Our Christmas Market Blog! Xmas presents from Poland & Sweden. China BoC: BIGGEST green bond ever! Plenty of certified deals; Firsts from Australia, Brasil, Colombia, México, Morocco; and a sneak peek at gossip for 2017!