Climate Bonds Launches Chinese Version of Key 2015 Report in Beijing

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Media Release

Climate Bonds Launches Chinese Version of Key 2015 Report in Beijing


10 November 08:00 GMT London/16:00 Beijing UTC+8: Climate Bonds Initiative CEO Sean Kidney will today launch the Chinese version of the Bonds and Climate Change State of the Market 2015 at the 3rd Annual China SIF Conference being held in Beijing.

First released in Frankfurt in July 2015, Bonds and Climate Change State of the Market 2015 profiles international data and significant global market developments. This new Chinese language version also carries an update on the most recent policy developments in China around green bonds and green finance.

CEO Sean Kidney said:

“The symbolism of this launch of our 2015 report, in Chinese, at this Beijing conference should not be underestimated. “Policy makers and regulators in China are closely considering a range of new settings that will stimulate long term investment with positive environmental and climate outcomes.”

“Our 2015 report is the most comprehensive and up to date review of progress on climate and green bonds outcomes that is internationally available. Making that information more accessible in China is a natural step for us.”

“Climate Bonds Initiative has long recognised the role that green bonds can play in China. Producing a Chinese language version of our key 2015 report reflects our commitment to help develop a sustainable green bond market as part of China’s environmental and climate policy development and green finance reforms. “


Notes for Journalists:

About Climate Bonds Initiative: The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy. .

About the State of the Market in 2015 Report: Is commissioned and supported by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. The 2015 English language version is the fourth annual state of the market report produced by Climate Bonds Initiative. A 2:16 sec video summary is available here.

About the China Social Investment Forum (SIF): The Social Investment Forum conference is the leading annual responsible investment conference in China. The 3rd annual conference is being hosted by the Securities Times, SynTao Green Finance and several other organisations.

Additional Information: Detailed background on China and green bonds can be found here. Presentation to October Climate Bonds/LSEG China Green Bond Conf by Professor Wan Jao here. Recent external media reports Bloomberg, Shanghai Daily, South China Morning Post, Finance Asia.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Whiley, Communications Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (+44 (0) 7506 270 943) 



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