Green Bond Training: 12 - 14 October 2021

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Climate Bonds Initiative's signature Green Bond Training is now available online! Dates: October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2021 Time: 8:00am - 10:30am PDT (Los Angeles)/ 11:00am - 1:30pm EDT (New York)/ 4:00pm - 6:30pm BST (London)/ 5:00pm - 7:30pm CEST (Paris)


Climate Bonds Initiative's core course Green Bond Training is an objective and practical course with a comprehensive learning experience about green bonds. Structured in a thorough and robust manner, it includes four learning modules combined with interactive discussions and exercises. You will learn the finance landscape and green bond basics, the market infrastructure and policy, green bonds issuance process, market dynamics and development, showcasing the latest data from the Climate Bonds database. You will also take away valuable training materials. The newly structured Green Bond Training builds on its successful predecessor, the Green Bond Training Boot Camp (GBBC), which was delivered around the world in over 24 countries reaching out to hundreds of professionals.

LIVE VIRTUAL SESSION - Americas & EU Timezones

Dates:  October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2021


  • 8:00am - 10:30am PDT (Los Angeles)
  • 11:00am - 1:30pm EDT (New York)
  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm BST (London)
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm CEST (Paris)

Format: Live Virtual via Zoom

No pre-requirements


In a world that faces critical environmental and social challenges, the importance of finance, and more specifically of sustainable finance, is being recognized globally as it plays a key role in attaining the sustainable development global goals and it gives market participants the opportunity to act in a responsible way. Sustainable finance approaches and instruments are fundamental to incentivise the transition to more sustainable practices, to reduce carbon emissions, and allow societies and economies to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.

Thematic labelled bonds are an important financial innovation as they are particularly suited for providing the much-needed capital for the long-term environmental and social infrastructure required to build a low-carbon, resource-efficient, climate-resilient and inclusive economy. Particularly, green bonds, whose proceeds are used for green projects or assets in the field of renewable energy, sustainable waste and water management, sustainable use of land and the transport sector, among others, play an important role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Cognizant of the rapid growth and relevance of the green bond market and bearing in mind the strong appetite for these innovative debt instruments, the Climate Bonds Initiative has structured a comprehensive course on green bonds for a range of individuals who wish to gain a broad knowledge of these thematic labels. 


  1. Finance landscape and green bond basics
  2. Market infrastructure and policy landscape
  3. Green bonds issuance process
  4. Market dynamics and development

Interactive discussions and exercises



  • Current finance landscape
  • Green bond definitions, types and benefits
  • Evolution of the sustainable debt market
  • Green bonds contribution to the global goals
  • Exercise


  • Market stakeholders and their roles
  • Green bonds principles and existing standards
  • Classification systems, Taxonomy for green assets and projects
  • The green bonds policy landscape


  • Pre-issuance (green bond framework and supporting mechanisms)
  • Issuance (book building, primary and secondary markets)
  • Post-issuance (allocation of proceeds, reporting and audit)
  • Exercise


  • Status quo of the green bond market  (global and regional) 
  • Sovereign bonds  (market evolution, benefits and impacts)
  • Transition bonds
  • Exercise


  • Training format: 7.5 hours of content delivered online (Live Virtual via Zoom) in 3 sessions of 2.5 hours each (1 session per day). Sessions are scheduled on a consecutive day basis. Trainers and participants will be virtually present at each of the 3 online sessions.
  • Trainers: climate finance specialists will deliver the training
  • Participants: 25 is the suggested number of participants per training
  • Material: Climate Bonds Initiative provides participants with all training materials and presentations
  • Language: Training materials and communication are in English
  • Certificate: Participants who complete the course are awarded a Climate Bonds Initiative Certificate


Climate Bonds Initiative’s Green Bond Training objective is to provide an overall understanding of the role of green bonds in shifting financial practices to more sustainable approaches while providing an overview of how these bonds impact the way the market perceives sustainability and what attracts investors and issuers to the green bond market. Additionally, the newly structured Green Bond Training aims at discussing in detail the green bond issuance process and providing comprehensive information on the market’s size, key stakeholders, key investment themes, regional markets, among other key elements.

Specifically, participants in the Green Bond Training program can expect to acquire solid knowledge on the following:

  • Green bond market history, its development and the differences between different existing thematic labels
  • Main principles overarching the issuance of green bonds
  • Requirements for a green bond issuance (from inception to maturity)
  • Content and characteristics of a green bond framework
  • Actors involved in the green bond issuance process, their roles and responsibilities
  • Green bond labelling schemes, including CBI standard
  • Market dynamics
  • Role of regulation and key policy developments around the world
  • CBI taxonomy and other classification systems
  • Green bond certification processes


October 12th, 2021 8:00 AM through October 14th, 2021 10:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
Training Fee £ 450.00 + £ 90.00 VAT

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