The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a FairTrade-like 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.



Sector Criteria


updated November 2018


Sector Criteria available for Certification:


Sector criteria for the following areas are currently being developed and will be available soon:

Please contact if you want to get your bond Certified, or to find out more.


Download the current Climate Bonds Standard

How to get Certified


Criteria Development Process

In line with the ISEAL approach to developing standards and guidance, the Technical Working Group is undertaking the
following approach to get the Standard approved. Detailed explanations of the ISEAL provisions can be found here.

Developing the Sector Criteria

The TWG undertakes the following process when developing Sector Criteria: