Yesterday the Nord-Pas de Calais region of France announced its second successful issuance of a socially responsible bond since 2008.
The €80m, 12 year bond was facilitated by Credit Agricole - yes, it's that Tanguy Claquin again. Coupon (basically interest rate) was 3.42%, S&P rating is AA-.
CDC Climate has published a useful paper on green bonds. They suggest that at a time when bank lending is squeezed, green bonds offer an alternative financing for initiatives with an environmental goal.