Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Dec 1, 2016

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: Dec 1, 2016


New issuance from pulp and paper leader on eve of Brazil's New Economy: Green Finance and Green Bonds event in London

Suzano Pulp & Paper has issued the very first green bond in Brazilian Real, following up on their successful USD 500m green issuance in July this year.

1st Green Bond in Brazilian Currency: Suzano Papel & Celulose, BRL1 bn (USD 294m), No2 from Suzano!
Posted: Nov 30, 2016

A week to go - places limited!

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

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 18, 2016

ReNew Power Ventures has become the first entity to secure post-issuance Climate Bonds Certification, raising 5bn rupees (Rs. 500 Crore, USD 73.8m) to refinance debt for 90 megawatts of existing wind projects in Madhya Pradesh, India.

India: ReNew Power in post-issuance Climate Bonds Certification; private placement of USD 73.8m clean power green bond
Posted: Nov 14, 2016


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

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 11, 2016

Quarter 3 - the main points

Over USD 18bn was issued in Quarter 3 2016, bringing Q1-3 issuance for the year to just under USD 55bn.

This makes Q3 2016 our second largest quarter to date (with USD 18.1bn) – with Q2 this year narrowly holding onto the lead (USD 18.8bn).

Green Bonds Quarter 3 Round-Up: USD 18.1bn issued, Underwriters league tables from Thomson Reuters, verifications up & new Certifications
Posted: Nov 7, 2016


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


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!