Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Oct 9, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Joint collaboration with B.Grimm: Announcement marks a new step for green finance in Viet Nam 


In a statement released in Hanoi today the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company (Phu Yen JSC) announced the signing of a USD 186 million loan for the development and operation of a 257 MW solar power plant in Hoa Hoi, Phu Yen Province, Viet Nam, representing the country’s first Climate Bonds Certified green loan.

ADB & Phu Yen JSC sign first Certified Green Loan for Viet Nam: $186m Solar project funding announced in Hanoi
Posted: Oct 9, 2020 by Lea Muething

Welcome to the Markets Monthly #8!

Markets Monthly #9 - 09/10/2020: Sept USD32.2bn: Highest monthly volume since market inception: Egypt joins Sovereign Green Club: Daimler & VW drive auto sector GBs: Ghana & Qatar join the market: #CBIConf2020 sessions available online.
Posted: Oct 1, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Latest taxable water bonds will include listing on London Stock Exchange International Securities Market to reach European investors



The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has posted details of its newest bond offerings, including a USD342m (preliminary amount, subject to change) green municipal bond (2020 Sub-Series E Bonds), part of its Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). The bonds will be offered taxable (generally US muni bonds are tax exempt).  

SFPUC back in Green Muni Market: SDG-linked Climate Bonds Certified Bond: First US Muni Green Bond listed on European Stock Exchange
Posted: Sep 30, 2020 by Mariana Caminha

The Toolkit provides the African capital markets guidance on how to issue green bonds that are in line with international best practices and standards


Climate Bonds Initiative and FSD Africa launch Africa Green Bonds Toolkit: a practical guide for African markets
Posted: Sep 28, 2020 by Leena Fatin

New Momentum for Change in the Race to Zero

With the postponement of the COP26 in Glasgow, Climate Week New York City 2020 (CWNYC) has grabbed everyone’s attention as this year’s biggest climate event. 

Freed from the need for in-person attendance, political and business leaders have delivered a series of what could be become game-changing announcements prepared for the postponed ‘Paris Agreement + 5 years’ COP as Glasgow was previously characterised. Instead, these announcements instead have spilled out over the past fortnight. 

Climate Week NYC - Not the typical fortnight: Climate Bonds Special Comment
Posted: Sep 22, 2020 by Liam Jones

Latest innovation in the local green finance market: Securities 100 % backed by residential solar and battery installations

Brighte to issue Australia’s first 100% green backed Certified Green Bonds under Climate Bonds Standard: NAB provides support to home energy financier
Posted: Sep 17, 2020 by Leena Fatin

Long term data analysis of green performance against vanilla bonds: Latest report in series that commenced in 2016  

This is the 10th iteration of Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market” covering January to June 2020.  

Latest Green Bond Pricing Report for Q1-Q2 2020: Performance analysis of 46 green bonds to value of USD37bn from Jan-Jun
Posted: Sep 16, 2020 by Lea Muething

Welcome to the Markets Monthly #8!

Markets Monthly #8 - 16/09/2020: Cumulative issuance reaches USD900bn mark: Transition White Paper: China record 2020 issuance with USD3.1bn: Meridian Energy Certifies 3 deals: #CBIConf2020 sessions available online.
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 by Luiza Mello

The partnership aims to share technical knowledge about financial instruments and sustainable capital markets

Climate Bonds & Banco Central do Brasil sign agreement to develop sustainable finance agenda: New partnership to share technical knowledge on climate & financial sector
Posted: Sep 7, 2020 by Liam Jones

Creating a Benchmark for Issuer’s Climate Performance


AIIB-Amundi Climate Change Investment Framework Launch: To Drive Asia's Green Recovery & Transition