Certification

The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds, loans & other debt instruments. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

 

Fast-track Certification

Fast-track certification is an optional, step-by-step process for submitting certification applications under the Climate Bonds Initiative Certification Scheme. The purpose of fast-track certification is to expedite the certification application process for both issuers and verifiers.


Debt Issuer

Approved Verifier

 


Instructions

For Approved Verifiers

  1. Choose sector criteria
  2. Understand both the type and number of specific documents required for the certification application
  3. Download the required documents (or have links to the documents emailed to you)
  4. Send a single email to the Climate Bonds Initiative Certification Team with all the completed documents


For Debt Issuers

  1. Choose sector criteria
  2. Choose region (for the use of proceeds)
    • If you already have an approved verifier for the assurance work, then you must identify the approved verifier (from a drop-down list)
    • If you do not yet have an approved verifier for the assurance work, then you have two options:
      • OPTION A: Receive, by email, a tailored list with applicable verifiers so that you may contact them
      • OPTION B: Have verifiers email you expressions of interest based on the debt issuance's instrument type, size, etc. 
  3. Understand both the type and number of specific documents required for the certification application
  4. Download the required documents (or have links to the documents emailed to you)
  5. Send a single email to the Climate Bonds Initiative Certification Team with all the completed documents


Debt Issuer

Approved Verifier