Our latest market update shows that Green, social, sustainability, sustainability-linked, and transition (GSS+) labelled debt reached a combined volume of USD417.8bn in the first half of 2022 (H1 2022), representing a year-on-year (YoY) decrease of 27% against H1 2021. However, signs of a revival emerged as green issuance picked up in Q2, increasing by 25% on Q1 volumes with a total of USD121.3bn.
The data arrives as Climate Bonds releases its Sustainable Debt Market Summary H1 2022. Climate Bonds screens self-labelled green bonds and only includes bonds that are aligned with international climate targets as expressed in the Paris Agreement are included in the Green Bond Database (GBDB). Climate Bonds rigorous screening process of the labelled debt markets has consolidated its position as a market authority and pioneer of market integrity.