Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

 

Where: Rio Pavilion in the Climate Generations Area (Green Zone) COP 21

When: 15:45pm to 17:15pm, Tuesday 8th December.

You’re Invited! COP21 Launch of the new Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP) by Helen Clark-UNDP, Martin Berg-EIB & Naoko Ishii-GEF
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

Please join us in Paris

 

 

Launch of the Climate Bonds and UNEP:  Scaling up Green Bond Markets - Guide for Governments Report.

And

Invitation: COP21 Climate Bonds Event
Posted: Nov 22, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

 

Climate Bonds releases Draft Water Standard for international public consultation

Water Climate Bond Standard Opens for Public Consultation
Posted: Nov 21, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

Leading Indian development bank IDBI has today joined the Climate Bond Initiative.

IDBI (formerly Industrial Development Bank of India) is an Indian government-owned bank with a balance sheet of USD53 billion.

Mr. Kishor Kharat, Managing Director & CEO, IDBI Bank, said:

“IDBI has a strong commitment to growing green finance in India and helping to meet the government’s ambitious renewable energy, rail and infrastructure objectives.

Leading Indian development bank IDBI becomes a Climate Bonds Partner
Posted: Nov 20, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

Green Bonds: Mobilising the Debt Capital Markets for a Low-Carbon Transition

The OECD in conjunction with Bloomberg, ICMA and the Climate Bonds Initiative is hosting a Roundtable Event on the 10th December and you’re invited!

 

 

You’re Invited: OECD Green Bonds Roundtable, COP21, Paris 10.15am 10th December
Posted: Nov 16, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

The City of Paris last week issued an inaugural 300m green bond for renewable, low-carbon transport, energy efficiency and climate adaptation (300m ($321.5m) , 1.75%, 16 yrs)

Update: Vive Paris! Green bond mkt builds with COP21 host City Paris issuing inaugural green bond €300m ($321.5m). Vermont, NRW Bank and KfW issue green bonds & more gossip!
Posted: Nov 13, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

Climate Bonds chief launching bond market report at China SIF conference

 

 

Edited text conference address:

Beijing launch: Chinese language version of Climate Bonds State of the Market 2015 report
Posted: Nov 11, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

Malaysia’s potential to Lead in Green Islamic Finance 

Click pictures for Sean's interview : a quick 4-minute insight into how Malaysia can be a world leader in kick-starting a global green sukuk market

Green Sukuk: Hot Topic at the World Islamic Economic Forum-Malaysia
Posted: Nov 11, 2015 by Andrew Whiley

Ernst & Young (EY) has today become a Climate Bonds Partner.

Dr Matthew Bell, Oceania Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services at Ernst & Young:

EY becomes a Climate Bonds Partner
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 by Sean Kidney

在北京,空气污染已经达到“危险”水平。为配合中国应对环境挑战的要求,气候债券倡议组织发布了中文版《债券与气候变化:市场现状报告2015》(附绿色债券最新报道)

背景

中国在过去三十年里实现了惊人的发展。比如中国帮助了超过10亿人脱离贫困,这一事实成为了人类现代史上帮助实现人权的最伟大成就之一。

然而中国的成就是以巨大的环境成本为代价的,这些环境成本包括对空气、水、食物和土壤的破坏。中国同时也是面对气候变化最脆弱的国家之一:大多数农业用地只比海平面高出一点;水供应危机和威胁生命的高温天气变得更加频繁。

大部分身在北京的高层决策者都已经意识到了中国面临的挑战。他们明白自己必须为居民带来更高质量的生活,也必须保证后一代人的生活质量。这意味着中国必须采取措施应对气候变化。

绿色金融是决策者优先考虑的政策之一,并且已经在推动中,我们也对此报道过多次。开发中国绿色债券市场将会是发展绿色金融的核心。

在北京,空气污染已经达到“危险”水平。为配合中国应对环境挑战的要求,我们发布了中文版《债券与气候变化:市场现状报告2015》。该报告由汇丰银行气候变化中心委托、气候债券倡议组织编制。

本报告的目的在于让潜在的绿色债券发行人和投资者明白目前全球市场的现状,以及自己如何能在该市场中获取利益、如何发展绿色债券市场。报告于第三届中国责任投资论坛年会(北京)发布。

《债券与气候变化:市场现状报告2015》中文版正式发布