Policy

The Climate Bonds Initiative aims to catalyze the debt capital markets to support low-carbon and climate relevant industries growing at the maximum growth rates needed to avert catastrophic climate change. Rapid change at very large scale will depend on a close working relationship between government, finance and industry. 

Global and country level policy analysis is one of the key focus areas for Climate Bonds Initiative.

Our policy projects:

Regional policy projects
Thematic policy projects

The role of policymakers in scaling the green bonds market:

Market integrity: supporting standards
Strategic issuance: Cities, development banks, other public entities
Market development: Aggregation, securitization, covered bonds
Improving risk-return profile: Increasing returns or reducing risks
Tax incentives for issuers and investors
Boosting demand: Mandates for domestic funds, quantitative easing

The range of policies identified as supporting the growth of a green bonds market

Our 10-point plan