Online & In-person Events

Online & In-person Events

In the wake of COVID-19 we have taken all our upcoming events onto online platforms of Webinars and Podcasts. Details are under Climate Bonds Connected and also below in our Events schedule.

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Annual Conference and ongoing training sessions:

Past Events

Feb 13, 2024 »

Climate Bonds Initiative invites you to an in person only event in Brussels at the European Parliament
hosted by MEP Paul Tang to discuss financing the EU's climate objectives.

Since the EU's sustainable finance agenda launched in 2018, initiatives like the EU Taxonomy, EU Green Bond Standard, and disclosure regulations have positioned the EU as a leader in climate action. Yet, achieving the 2050 net zero target remains uncertain:
-    Shifting the focus from ‘becoming green’ to ‘being green’?
-    Is emphasising transition finance and mandatory transition plans for all sectors the key to EU’s pragmatic transition agenda?
-    How can we finance the decarbonisation of the EU’s building stock?
With the European election and new Commission college imminent, join us for a vital discussion with politicians, regulators, NGOs, and industry leaders on the future of sustainable finance.

Note that seats are very limited. Please register your interest to attend and your registration will be confirmed.

 

Jan 18, 2024 »

Discover the crucial role of the EU Deforestation-Free Products Regulation (EUDR) in our upcoming webinar.

With the FAO reporting a loss of over 420 million hectares of forest from 1990 to 2020, and the IPCC linking 23% of greenhouse gas emissions to land use changes, this regulation is a key step in combating deforestation.

The EUDR not only aligns with EU corporate sustainability and due diligence requirements but also poses significant challenges for supply chains, cost management, and global trade dynamics. Join us to explore how this regulation impacts companies and the global effort towards sustainable, deforestation-free supply chains.

Dec 12, 2023 »

 

The hydrogen production criteria were launched in November 2022 using an emissions intensity approach to define low-carbon hydrogen. These criteria were focused on projects, measures and infrastructure relating to hydrogen production. Now, the Climate Bonds expands the criteria to certify hydrogen delivery projects.



The Hydrogen Criteria apply to eligible assets, projects, decarbonisation measures, and entities relating to the production, conditioning, conversion, transportation, and storage of low-carbon hydrogen. It covers activities across the hydrogen value chain, except for end-uses, which are part of each end-use sector criteria.



The development of Hydrogen Criteria by the Climate Bonds Initiative marks a significant step towards fostering credible and sustainable hydrogen-related investments. By integrating scientific rigor with market usability, these criteria bridge the gap between technical precision and practical implementation. 



Join us as the global community strives to transition to a low-carbon economy, and know more about how the Hydrogen Criteria provide investors, organizations, and policymakers with a robust framework to channel investments into projects that are not only environmentally sound but also economically viable. REGISTER NOW!



Speakers:

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Bridget Boulle, Director of Technical Development, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Marian Rodriguez, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Emre Gencer, Principal Research Scientist, MIT

- Marta Lovisolo, Senior Policy Advisor on Renewable Energy Systems, Bellona Europa



REGISTER NOW!

The hydrogen production criteria were launched in November 2022 using an emissions intensity approach to define low-carbon hydrogen. These criteria were focused on projects, measures and infrastructure relating to hydrogen production. Now, the Climate Bonds expands the criteria to certify hydrogen delivery projects.



The Hydrogen Criteria apply to eligible assets, projects, decarbonisation measures, and entities relating to the production, conditioning, conversion, transportation, and storage of low-carbon hydrogen. It covers activities across the hydrogen value chain, except for end-uses, which are part of each end-use sector criteria.



The development of Hydrogen Criteria by the Climate Bonds Initiative marks a significant step towards fostering credible and sustainable hydrogen-related investments. By integrating scientific rigor with market usability, these criteria bridge the gap between technical precision and practical implementation. 



Join us as the global community strives to transition to a low-carbon economy, and know more about how the Hydrogen Criteria provide investors, organizations, and policymakers with a robust framework to channel investments into projects that are not only environmentally sound but also economically viable. REGISTER NOW!



Speakers:

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Bridget Boulle, Director of Technical Development, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Marian Rodriguez, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Emre Gencer, Principal Research Scientist, MIT

- Marta Lovisolo, Senior Policy Advisor on Renewable Energy Systems, Bellona Europa



REGISTER NOW!

 

Dec 7, 2023 »

Join us in unveiling a new chapter in green building investment with the introduction of Climate Bonds Buildings Criteria 2.1 for Climate Bonds Certification.

Building on our 2012 foundations, this updated criteria emphasises embodied emissions and incorporates the EU Taxonomy, taking green buildings investment a step further.

Introducing an expanded set of criteria for New Buildings represents a significant step change for the current buildings criteria and will have several advantages, including:

- Enhanced Clarity: It provides increased clarity regarding the utilisation of criteria for new buildings, simplifying comprehension and adherence to these critical sustainability standards.
- Harnessing Technological Advancements: By encompassing New Buildings, these criteria leverage the latest technological capabilities available in the construction industry, thereby promoting innovation and sustainability.
- Addressing Typological Gaps: Addresses the fact that not all building typologies are currently addressed in the Climate Bonds Criteria.

We call on investors, stakeholders, and industry leaders to delve into expansive opportunities in this paramount green investment sector. With certifications now available, let's collaboratively shape a sustainable, resilient future for the buildings industry, echoing our shared dedication to an eco-friendlier world.

Nov 22, 2023 »

Climate Bonds and the European Bank for Reconsutruction and Development (EBRD) organise the launch of “Financing the corporate climate transition with bonds: a practical guide”. The Guide helps corporate issuers to take advantage of sustainable finance markets in advancing the appropriate climate transition journey. The event features the launch of the Guide along with interactive sharing and reflections on market opportunities and challenges.

The Green Climate Fund funded the production and release of the guide.

 

 

Agenda

09:30 – 10:00 AM - Registration

10.00 – 10.15 AM - Welcoming by Victoria Zinchuk, Director, Head of Romania, EBRD and Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds

10.15 -10. 30 AM - Transition Finance Bond Guide by Sabine Laurent, Author, Climate Bonds

10.30 – 10.40 - Credible transition finance tools by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds

10.40 – 10.50 - Products and market challenges, Dimitri Koufos, Head of Sustainable Business, EBRD 

10.50 – 11.00 - Q&A

11. 00 – 11.15 - Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15 - Moderated panels

Green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds in the corporate sector - moderated by Victoria Zinchuk, Director, Head of Romania, EBRD

Magdalena Caramilea, Director of Sustainability, Autonom Group

Iuliana Tiba, Director Environment Social and Positive Impact Financing Division, BRD Groupe Société Générale

Manas Gizhduaniyev, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Astana International Financial Centre

Energy solutions and financing frameworks for the climate transition - moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds

Razvan Popescu, General Director (CEO), Romgaz SA

Alexandru Chirita, General Director (Acting), Electrica SA

Georg Hotar, CEO, Photon Energy Group

Dubravko Karacic, CEO, Zagreb Holding

12.15 – 12.30 – Conclusions by Massimiliano Riva, Principal, Green Climate Fund, EBRD

12.30 – 13.30 Light refreshments and networking

Oct 17, 2023 »

Climate Bonds' “Guidance for Assessing Corporate Transition Plans" is a new tool to help financial institutions, investors, and corporates understand how to assess the credibility and ambition of transition plans. This tool is a complement to Climate Bonds Certification Scheme.

This webinar will bring together financial institutions, investors, and policymakers to discuss how transition plans can facilitate the decarbonisation projects necessary to meet global climate targets.

What You Will Gain:

- Exclusive Access to a Revolutionary Toolkit: Get a first look at Climate Bonds' new "Guidance for Assessing Corporate Transition Plans," designed to turn climate ambitions into a concrete roadmap.
- Actionable Insights from Industry Leaders: Hear from eminent voices in finance, policy, and climate action, and discover the strategies they are using to guide sustainable transformations.

The Speakers:
Berit Lindholdt Lauridsen from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will share how international finance is refocusing towards climate-aligned investments.
Nazmeera Moola of Ninety-One will delve into the intricacies of sustainable investment strategies that offer both impact and ROI.
Rachel Hemingway & Anna Creed from Climate Bonds Initiative will provide an insider's view into the new guidelines designed to transform corporate sustainability.

Why You Can't Afford to Miss This:
This is your opportunity to join the architects of the next wave of sustainable finance. Explore scalable strategies, tactical approaches, and inspiring case studies that will help us not just envision but enact a 1.5°C-compatible future.

Register now to become part of the solution. We're not waiting for the future; we're building it today.

Oct 12, 2023 »

IPR’s new Bio Energy Forecast assesses both policy directions & emissions impacts to 2030 & 2050. Climate Bonds has established Bio Energy Certification Criteria to help drive standards & investment in the sector.



This event will combine analysis of the key IPR Bio-Energy findings for industry, land use and emissions with Climate Bonds outlook on global investment directions and sustainable agriculture developments.



Aimed at investors, asset managers and analysts this event will be a unique opportunity to hear from expert voices the future interplay of energy and land use trends on a sector of growing importance in the climate transition.



Speakers:

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Ana Diaz, Global Energy Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative

Mark Fulton, Founder, Inevitable Policy Response, IPR

Tanya Khotin, Land Use Specialist, IPR

Edward Lees, Co-CIO Environmental Strategies Group, BNP Paribas,

Lee Gordon, Equity Analyst, BNP Paribas

Jason Eis, Director, Vivid Economics

 

Sep 25, 2023 »

What is Green Finance? | The Leadership & Sustainability Podcast Show

Ceylon Institute Of English & Leadership (CIOEL) 

(Originally published on CIOEL's Google Podcasts and YouTube channel)

Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative & Watson Michael discuss about what Climate Bonds does. Furthermore they discussed about; - Current views on the climate crisis - Green Finance & examples - What Climate Bonds does? - How their CPD certified trainings help people & organizations References

https://www.linkedin.com/in/seankidney

https://www.linkedin.com/in/watson-michael-b6930a50

https://www.climatebonds.net

Jul 3, 2023 »

Unlocking the Power of Regenerative Agriculture
A Collaborative Pathway to Global Food Security, Biodiversity Conservation, and Net-Zero Agri-Food Transition

Discover the collaborative pathway to achieving global food security, biodiversity conservation, and a net-zero agri-food transition. This webinar brings together thought leaders, researchers, policymakers, and industry experts to explore innovative frameworks that enable food systems to simultaneously address climate change, biodiversity loss, and food security challenges.

Key Discussion Points:
- The potential of regenerative agriculture in meeting global goals on climate, biodiversity, health & wellbeing, and food security.
- Shifting focus from practices to outcomes: Why alignment around desired results is crucial.
- Developing comprehensive frameworks to assess transition strategies, encompassing environmental and social ambitions in the agri-food sector.
- The role of the private sector in driving the transition to regenerative food systems.

Speakers:
o Theodora Ewer, Program Manager of Regen10 Frameworks Hub
o Rachel Hemingway, Head of Transitions – Climate Bonds
o Stefania Avanzini Director, One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) WBCSD
o Luiza Volpe, Advocacy, Policy and Partnerships Practice Lead WFO

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Jun 29, 2023 »

Our experts will touch upon how to get green finance for clean energy projects, credible transition financing tools, setting methodologies, tools and guidance for electricity utility, credible transition plans, opportunities that the capital market can unlock, and what investors need to be assured the decarbonisation is credible and aligned with the 1.5°C pathway.
We will present electricity utility science-based criteria for investment that are consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.
Agenda:


Agenda:
2.00 CEST---- Introduction
Rachel Hemingway, Head of Transition Programmes, Climate Bonds Initiative

2.05 CEST---- Exploring 1.5 Paris Pathways for Corporates under Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme
Anna Creed, Director of Environmental Impact & Thought Leadership, Climate Bonds Initiative

2.15 CEST---- Electricity Utilities criteria for the low carbon transition
Ana Diaz, Global Energy Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative

2.25 CEST---- Translate net-zero commitments into ambitious, actionable, science-based transition plans
Ronan Hodge, Technical Lead for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

2.35 CEST---- Sustainable finance tools
Leo Donnachie, Sustainable Finance Lead at Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

2.50 CEST---- From Green to Transition Finance - Competitiveness around the clean tech subsidy race
Tsvetelina Kuzmanova, Senior Policy Advisor Sustainable Finance, Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)

3.00 – 3.25 ---- Discussions and Q&A

3.25 – 3.30 ---- Close

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