The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a FairTrade-like labelling scheme for bonds. Scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the 2 degrees Celsius warming limit. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.



Climate Bonds Standard and Certification


Confidence in the green credentials of green bonds is essential to a sustainable market.

Transparency to the underlying asset is important in allowing investor due diligence. Credible, science-based, widely-supported guidelines about what should and should not be considered a qualifying investment helps investors make informed decisions about the environmental credentials of a bond.

The Climate Bonds Standard provides clear, sector-specific eligibility criteria for assets and projects that can be used for Climate Bonds and Green Bonds.

Download the current Climate Bonds Standard V2.1

Download the Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme Brochure

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Certification is available for assets and projects that meet the requirements of the Climate Bonds Standard. In order to receive the “Climate Bond Certified” stamp of approval, a prospective issuer of a Green or Climate Bond must appoint an approved 3rd party verifier, who will provide a verification statement that the bond meets the Climate Bond Standard. The Climate Bond Standard allows Certification of a bond prior to its issuance, enabling the issuer to use the Climate Bond Certification Mark in marketing efforts and investor roadshows.  The Climate Bonds Standards Board (comprised of members representing $34 trillion of assets under management) confirms Climate Bond Certification once the bond has issued and the proceeds have been allocated to projects and assets.

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Recent Certificated Bonds

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

Federal Government of Nigeria

Barclays PLC

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd

China Development Bank 


List of Certified Bonds




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