Climate Bonds Blog

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!
Posted: Dec 14, 2016



"We believe the Forum has helped bring the financial element that has been missing into climate discussions, especially involving implementation of Brazil's COP21 NDCs.”

Elizabeth de Carvalhaes, Executive President of IBA (Brazilian Tree Industry)



Brazil's New Economy Roadshow Showcases Green Investment Opportunities: A big story to tell on sustainability, agriculture, land use, energy and innovation
Posted: Dec 12, 2016


“The IGCC congratulates Monash on taking this world leading step. This is an important milestone for the global green bond market and an exciting development for Australia.”

“It shows the valuable role that tertiary institutions can play in attracting private sector capital into low carbon investment in the built environment. Investors globally, are hungry for quality low carbon investment options.”

First University Climate Bond $A218m: Strong US demand: Monash leads tertiary sector: Could Australia go big on green finance and green bonds?
Posted: Dec 12, 2016


High profile backing for green bonds came in September from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Global media took notice.


BBC, Mark Carney: Green finance 'a major opportunity

Top green bonds media stories for Aug, Sept & Oct - BBC, Guardian, Institutional Investor, Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Actuary and more
Posted: Dec 8, 2016


Mexico City Issues First LATAM Muni Green Bond: USD50M: Find out more at our Dec 13 Español and English: Green Bonds for Cities Webinars  



Mexico City issues 1st muni bond from Latin America! MXN 1 bn (USD 50m), 4th from Mexico!
Posted: Dec 7, 2016

The green bond stories have come in a flurry over the last 10 days. Here’s five we think you won’t want to miss. 


NY Governor Cuomo Launches USD 100m Certified Climate Bond for Affordable Housing

Five Big GB Stories You May Have Missed! San Fran & NY New GBs: Mexico and Colombia: Brazil in London & CBI Annual Conference, March 2017