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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!
Posted: Nov 2, 2016

China now is among the top ranks of countries in issuing green bonds to accelerate their green transition. Chinese issuance accounts for 38% of the global amount in the first three quarters in 2016. 

For the first time, green bonds have been directly referenced in the Communique of G20 Hangzhou Summit, and new Guidelines for Establishing the Green Financial System have been released in late August. These major developments will add momentum to green bond growth. 

Climate Bonds - New China Green Bond Market Newsletter 中国绿色债券市场简报
Posted: Nov 1, 2016

Brazilian signatories at the Investor Statement launch


New Investor Statement: a sign of momentum

Brazil Update: Three big events focused on building the new economic narrative: Local investors back green bond statement and sustainable market development
Posted: Nov 1, 2016

It’s all about clean green infrastructure!

Green Bonds on track in France & China: October: 4th biggest month in 2016: Nordics & American issuers, market activity, Stern +10 & lots of gossip!
Posted: Oct 28, 2016


​Not at COP or in Brazil or China? You can still catch Climate Bonds speakers at events in London, Brussels, Vienna and Zurich. 

See the full November list below. 


November​: ​COP22: The most important month for climate action​! We'll be in Marrakesh & Casablanca of course, but Beijing and São Paulo will also get visits!
Posted: Oct 26, 2016

The newly formed Indian Green Bonds Market Development Council held its first meeting in Mumbai on Monday. 

What’s it all about?

Mumbai: India Green Bonds Council Holds First Meeting: New Group Convened by FICCI and Climate Bonds to Drive Market Development