Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Nov 3, 2021

COP26: Larry Fink criticises greenwashing; ADB to buy-and-retire coal plants; methane pledge, green steel​

We’re at COP26 (surprise!). Some highlights so far:

Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, called for a new business model for the energy transition at the Green Horizon Summit. Fink criticised oil and gas companies selling off their most polluting assets as greenwashing and implored investors to work with these companies to manage the decline of oil and gas assets.

COP26: Larry Fink criticises greenwashing; ADB to buy-and-retire coal plants; huge pledge to cut methane reinforces IEA’s no-gas stance; steel going green
Posted: Nov 3, 2021

 

  

 

 

 

From Glascow to Guatemala to New Zealand: we're still online most of the time (but some of us managed to be at COP26 in person!)
 

November Online Events: COP26, Bloomberg Sustainable Bond Event, Latam Green Virtual Summit, Guatemala Stock Exchange and more!
Posted: Nov 3, 2021

Find us at COP26 in Glasgow
Posted: Nov 2, 2021

September the greatest ever month for labelled issuance as COP summit beckons

The approach to COP26 entails a reimagination of the future for stakeholders across all sectors and nations. This defining moment in climate history has given fresh impetus to sustainable debt markets with Q3 witnessing a new record annual figure for labelled debt, months before the year’s end.

2021 Already a Record Year for Green Finance with over $350bn Issued!
Posted: Nov 1, 2021

Huge oversubscription for UK & EU green bonds underlines the strength of investor demand

The last two months have seen two incredible green sovereign level debut bonds:

COP26 Briefing: Sovereign Green Bond issuance takes off! Start of a long boom
Posted: Oct 28, 2021

$1Trillion Annual Green Bond Milestone Tipped for end 2022 in Latest Survey: Sean Kidney calls for $5Trillion per year by 2025

Market Sentiment positive on growth to 2025

Green bond investment in a single year could reach the $1trillion milestone for the first time by the end of Q4 2022, according to respondents to a new Climate Bonds market survey.

$1Trillion Annual Green Bond Milestone Tipped for end 2022 in Latest Survey: Sean Kidney calls for $5Trillion per year by 2025
Posted: Oct 20, 2021

Climate Bonds has released the Transition Finance in China’s Guangdong Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area report, which discusses the principles that credible transition finance 

New! Climate Bonds launches Transition Finance in China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area report
Posted: Oct 15, 2021

Colombia is leading the path for Green Finance in Latin America
Posted: Oct 4, 2021

 

From Australia to Russia to Mexico: While our staff will not be speaking at physical events, they will still be appearing.
 

 

October Online Events: WorldPensionSummit, Den Haag - 'How to green a central bank’s approach to finance, PRI webinar on Industrial Transition to Net Zero, Investor View - Sustainability initiatives at organizations, Mexico GRI Club 2021
Posted: Oct 3, 2021

Climate Bonds launches China Green Securitization State of the Market 2020 report