1. Marine Renewable Energy Criteria - summary
2. Marine Renewable Energy Criteria - full doc
3. The Marine Renewable Energy Background doc
4. Climate Bonds Standard V2.1
5. Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme Brochure


June 2017: Marine Renewable Energy Criteria launched for public consultation
May 2017: Industry Working Group launched
April 2016: Technical Working Group established


Criteria in development - not available for certification




Update 14th June 2017: The Marine Renewable Energy Criteria was released for public consultation. We welcome and encourage all feedback on the draft Criteria. Please send your submission and comments to Katie House. Public consultation will run for 4 weeks closing on Wednesday 12th July 2017.

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th June
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To catalyse increased investment, by both private and public bodies, in material marine based climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience interventions. 


By developing eligibility criteria for marine-related investments under the Climate Bonds Standard.

This definitional work will be informed by a Technical Working Group (TWG) made up of technical and industry experts. It will recognise the diversity of countries, issuers and verifiers as well as the potential for secondary use of the Climate Bonds Standards by other entities such as Green Climate Fund, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and impact investors. 

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The TWG will meet monthly to discuss and advise on the development of the sector criteria, before proposing a final standard.

Once completed and released, the marine sector criteria will allow certification of marine-related investments under the Climate Bonds Standard.



Lead Specialists

Versant Vision
Dr. Christine Negra

Marine TWG Lead Specialist

Tanja Havemann
Marine TWG Lead Specialist

Technical Working Group Members

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dr. David Agnew
Science & Standards Director

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Dr. Bill Karp
Science & Research Director

European Investment Bank (EIB)
Nancy Saich
Senior Advisor on Climate Action & Environment

Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
Ryan Whisnant
Head of Professional Services

World Fish / CGIAR
Dr. Michael Phillips
Director, Aquaculture & Genetic Improvement

Enviornmental Defense Fund
Klaas de Vos
Manager, Sustainable Fisheries Finance

Roberta Anderson
Sustainable Agriculture Expert

Dr. Stuart Whitten
Economics & Future Pathways

Louise Heaps
Chief Advisor on Marine Policy

Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Prof. Paul Greenfield
Chair, Science Advisory Committee
Immediate Past Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland

Global Climate Adaptation
/ Grupo Laera

Dr. Carmen Lacambra
Ecosystems-based Adaptation Expert

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Nick Shufro
Assistant Administrator for the Risk Management Directorate


International Sustainability Unit
Lucy Holmes

Buglass Energy Advisory
Andrew Buglass

Caelulum Ltd / Euro Marine Energy Centre
Max Carcas
Managing Director

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Andrea Copping
Marine Sciences Laboratory


Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC
Dr. Brian Soden
Vice President, Science & Technology

Ocean Assets
Dr. Michael Adams

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Dr. Charles S Colgan
Director of Research


Each sector-specific eligibility criteria are developed along a set process. This ensures we create robust sceince-backed criteria that are useable in the market:


Eligibility criteria are currently available for Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Low Carbon Buildings, Water and Low Carbon Transport.

Soon to be available are criteria for Bioenergy and Land Use. Work is ongoing on Hydropower, Waste Management and, of course, Marine.