• Japan Policies to Grow Credible Transition Finance

    "Japan: Policies to Grow Credible Transition Finance" explores Japan's commitment to delivering the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and provides policy guidance for Japan’s transition to a net zero future. This report has been developed by the Climate Bonds Initiative in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES).

    Launch date: October 2, 2023.



  • EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products

    Navigating the complex terrain of deforestation and supply chains, the European Union's Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) can serve as a watershed policy directive. This regulation not only addresses deforestation associated with both legally and illegally sourced commodities but also sets a new benchmark for global sustainability practices.

  • The role of the Chief Financial Officer in driving low-carbon transition

    The report is based on interviews with over 30 CFOs representing companies with a combined market capitalisation of USD930bn and reveals that CFOs can play a pivotal role in driving the low-carbon transition. The study is a collaborative effort between the Climate Bonds Initiative and the CFO coalition of the UN Global Compact. Interviews were conducted in the first half of 2023 to gain insights into the intersection of finance and sustainability.

  • Guidance to Assess Transition Plans

    A transition plan is a time-bound and trackable strategy and roadmap presenting the plans and actions for reducing emissions with a science-based pathway to net zero.

    This paper is designed to provide a complementary and introductory guide to assist stakeholders understand the basic markers of a credible transition plan, however it cannot replace independent in-depth verification and certification.

  • Green Bond Pricing Paper (H1 2023)

    The Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market H1 2023 report  is the 16th iteration of a leading series analysing the pricing dynamics of green bonds, examining how these instruments offer pricing advantages for issuers and investors. 

  • H1 Market Report 2023

    A market update from the Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) has revealed that aligned Green, Social, Sustainability, Sustainability-Linked and Transition (collectively GSS+) finance volumes passed the $4trillion mark in H1 2023, reaching a combined $4.2trillion. 

  • Latin America and the Caribbean Sustainable Debt State of the Market 2022

    This is the third iteration of Climate Bonds Initiative’s State of the Market series for the LAC region. The report describes the shape and size of labelled GSS+ debt issued by LAC domiciled entities to the end of December 2022. The market analysis is enhanced by an overview of key policy developments, trends, guidance, and growth opportunities for sustainable finance in LAC.

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  • 12 Policies to Unlock Deep Decarbonisation

    The decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors requires targeted policy support to ensure rapid emissions reduction, avoid stranded asset risks, and develop transition opportunities.

    Effective policy support will help to overcome market failures and problems of inertia, increase the green asset pipeline and channel funding to transition the whole economy. Transition policy development will enable countries to develop new green industries, conserve their natural resources, and ensure sustainable growth. 

  • Comparison Study Between the Colombian and EU Taxonomies

    The purpose of this report is to provide a comparison between the EU and Colombian Green Taxonomy to bring clarity and transparency to EU and international investors about investments that could be considered green in both the EU and Colombia. This will help reduce transaction and research costs for international and EU investors, which will facilitate cross-border financial flows between the EU and Colombia to help achieve a green and sustainable transition.

  • Resilience Taxonomy White Paper

    This white paper presents a blueprint for the development of a climate resilience classification framework (hereafter referred to as the climate resilience framework or “the Framework”), with the primary objective of promoting and facilitating the much-needed investment in climate resilience through capital markets.

  • Hong Kong Green Sustainable Debt Market Briefing 2022

    This is the fifth iteration of the Hong Kong Green Sustainable Debt Market Briefing, produced by the Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) in association with the Hon

  • 2022年中国可持续债券市场报告

    本次报告主要盘点了截至2022年末中国绿色及可持续主题债券市场的发展状况,涵盖了绿色、社会责任和可持续发展债券(GSS)市场以及可持续发展挂钩债券(SLB)和转型债券市场(统称为GSS+ 市场)等范围。

  • China Sustainable Debt State of the Market Report 2022

    This is the seventh iteration of the China Sustainable Debt State of the Market Report.

  • 1.5℃目標に向けた持続可能な金融政策 - Executive Summary in Japanese

    このガイドは、政府、規制当局、中央銀行の政策立案者がネット・ゼロへの移行を促進するために利用できる 101 の政策手段のツールキットを提供します。


  • ガス火力発電の隠れた排出量 - True Story of Methane in Japanese




  • Property Certification Opportunities in Tokyo

    One of the most pressing challenges facing Tokyo is its energy consumption. The city is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbate the impacts of climate change. To reduce its carbon footprint and minimise pollution, Tokyo needs to invest in sustainable infrastructure. This will not only reduce the city’s carbon emissions, but also create new opportunities for local businesses and job growth.

  • Q1 2023 Market Update: Sustainable debt shows recovery

    Climate Bonds Initiative recorded green, social sustainability, sustainability-linked, and transition (collectively GSS+) debt of USD204.8bn for Q1 2023, a 17% increase compared to the prior quarter, but a 21% YOY drop against Q1 2022. By the end of March 2023, the Climate Bonds had recorded lifetime GSS+ of USD3.9tn since market inception in 2007, as recorded in a new report.

  • Concrete policies to underpin the cement transition

    The cement industry contributes significantly to CO2 emissions. It is the second-largest industrial emitter, accounting for approximately 7% of global CO2 emissions, and demand for cement is predicted to increase over the coming decades. Cement is a critical input for many activities, including buildings and infrastructure, and is a key material in the net-zero transition. 

  • Colombia Sustainable Finance State of the Market 2022

    This report identifies sustainable investment opportunities in Colombia in accordance with the Colombian Green Taxonomy and the potential for green and other thematic instruments to attract investment to the country. The report describes the shape and size of the local green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked (GSS+) debt market. It overviews supporting policy developments and milestones over the last decade.

  • ASEAN Sustainable Finance State of the Market 2022

    As the sustainable debt market has grown, the scope of this report has expanded, and now includes analysis of the green, social, and sustainability (GSS) bond and loan markets, plus sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) and sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) and transition bonds, collectively described as thematic or GSS+ debt.

  • Global State of the Market Report 2022

    Climate Bonds’ flagship global State of the Market Report details the size and substance of green and other labelled bond markets. This, the 12th iteration, has been extended and now includes analysis of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) markets, plus sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs), and transition bonds. The publication represents the most extensive analysis available in the labelled finance space with features on taxonomies and sovereign bonds.



  • Brazil Sustainable Securitisation State of the market Q3 2022

    The report aims to provide an overview of the Brazilian sustainable asset-backed securities (ABS) market, its regulatory foundations and case studies, as well as highlighting opportunities to channel investment in

  • 气候债券倡议组织 绿色债券数据库 方法论

    Climate Bonds Initiative screens self-labelled debt instruments to identify bonds and similar debt instruments as eligible for inclusion in the Climate Bonds Initiative Green Bond Database (the Database).

    The screening references the Climate Bonds Taxonomy, albeit using a modified sector list rather than the taxonomy indicators. This document provides information on the approach and the database maintenance process.

  • Companies and Climate Change

    This report presents the research application of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Amundi Climate Change Investment Framework (CCIF). The CCIF aims to provide investors with a benchmark tool for assessing an investment, at the issuer-level, in relation to climate change-related financial risks and opportunities.

  • 101 Sustainable Finance Policies for 1.5°C

    This guide provides a toolkit of 101 policy levers available to government, regulator, and central bank policy makers to facilitate the transition to net zero.

    The climate transition challenge is encapsulated by 1.5°C. Behind the number is a wealth of clear scientific evidence that shows it is a goal we cannot miss.

  • Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market: H2 2022

    The Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market H2 2022 report  is the 15th iteration of a leading series analysing the pricing dynamics of green bonds, examining how these instruments offer pricing advantages for issuers and investors. 

  • Scaling Credible Transition Finance - ASEAN Edition

    To reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, entities operating in most sectors must undergo a major transformation. The key tool that will enable this transformation is the development of a transition plan that is science based, coherent, comprehensive, transparent and covers all material scopes of emissions and business activities.

  • Sustainable Agriculture Brief

    Agriculture is a dynamic and complex system, composed of countless particular characteristics that defy standardization and common definitions. Hundreds of cultivated crops and a wide array of systems and practices are employed in different geographical locations with diverse social, environmental and economic landscapes.