The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for Entities, Assets and Debt Instruments. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that Certified investments in climate mitigation are consistent with the 1.5owarming limit in the Paris Agreement. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

Sector Criteria Available for Certification

The Climate Bonds Sector Criteria are requirements that specify what assets and infrastructure can be financed with bonds / loans which have received Climate Bonds Certification. The Criteria are a subset of the Climate Bonds Taxonomy.

The requirements in the Criteria have been developed through rigorous processes with external experts, to align with the Paris Agreement and are outlined in the page on sector criteria.

Financial instruments (bonds and loans) linked to these eligible assets, activities and entities will be aligned with the Paris Agreement and the goal of keeping global temperature rises to no more than 1.5oabove pre-industrial levels.


Criteria currently under development (click here)


Currently available for certification are:









Please contact to find out more about the different Criteria.