France Green Bond Market: Overview & Opportunities

France Green Bond Market:  Overview & Opportunities

The Climate Bonds Initiative just released a briefing on France’s green bond market, which highlights the pivotal contributions of various stakeholders and presents avenues for further growth. The study was commissioned by Lyxor and was launched in Paris on the 12th of April.

 

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Download the full report in French. 

 

French issuers demonstrate leadership in the global and European green bond markets

France boasts one of the first green bond markets. Issuance commenced in 2012 with three local governments issued their first green bonds to fund local projects including green buildings and eco-materials for buildings, low carbon transport such as rail, tram, bus rapid transit (BRT) system and cycle lanes, renewable energy, wastewater management and biodiversity (including forest management). 

France now ranks first in Europe and 3rd globally with cumulative green bond issuance of EUR37.7bn as of March 2018. What’s more, French issuers are supporting market transparency with an excellent track record in the use of external reviews, over EUR3bn of Certified Climate Bonds and loans and high quality annual green bond reports.

 

 

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Download the full report in French. 

 

 

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