Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 by Giulia Rado

First Climate Bonds US muni briefing paper identifies USD264bn outstanding bonds from climate-aligned municipalities

Substantial opportunities to expand US muni green bond market


What’s it all about?

Climate Bonds Initiative has conducted a scoping exercise to identify potential US Muni green bond issuers. We looked at specialised municipal entities which operate in climate aligned sectors: water, waste, transport, renewable energy and land use. These are key sectors under the Climate Bonds Taxonomy. We also consdiered the upcoming bond maturities of these entities. 

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 by Mike Paparian

Guest Post by Michael Paparian, former California Deputy State Treasurer and long term environmental policy and environmental finance advocate. Mike is Climate Bonds representative in California.


Posted: Jul 13, 2018 by Sean Kidney



Join us on Monday (16 July) at Willis Towers Watson (51 Lime St, London, EC3M7DQ)


The line-up ---------

Posted: Jul 13, 2018 by Mariana Caminha

There is only 7 days left to comment on the Climate Bonds Standard Forestry Criteria.

Public consultation closes on Friday 20th July.

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 by Andrew Whiley

Bloomberg reports new issuance via London Branch of giant Indian bank

State Bank of India, India’s largest banking institution has announced plans to issue an inaugural USD benchmark green bond in the Reg S market. Green Banking and Sustainability have long been areas of priority for the lender and in an early delineation of this approach, SBI had enunciated its Green Banking Policy a decade back. 

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 by Louise Patzdorf


India is turning green

Next week in London, Climate Bonds is holding a forum on the huge green finance opportunities opening up as India’s national energy and climate plans develop.

Posted: Jul 4, 2018 by Sean Kidney

The European Commission has convened a Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance to assist on the implementation of their Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, we will be meeting for the first time tomorrow


During my journey today, I’ve penned a few thoughts to share with Blog readers…