The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the 2 degrees Celsius warming 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.


Buildings Upgrade


For an Buildings Upgrade project to qualify for Climate Bonds Certification, it has to achieve a CO2 emissions reduction target determined by the term of the bond. For a 5-year bond, the CO2 emissions reduction target is 30%. For a 30-year bond, the target is 50%. (see chart below)

For example, if a building currently emits 795tCO2/year and a 30 year bond will finance upgrades which are modelled to deliver a 180tCO2 saving from lighting related emissions and a 220tCO2 saving from HVAC related emissions, the percentage CO2 emissions reduction is 50% and the bond qualifies for Climate Bonds Certification.

Further details on the Upgrade criteria are found in the menu on the right.

The chart below indicates the CO2 emissions targets for different bond terms from 5 years to 30 years.


Interested in Climate Bonds Certification?

1. Read more about the Climate Bonds Standard
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