Transition Finance - Unlocking 1.5C


Global investment pathways to unlock 1.5°C alignment
To achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and limit the impacts of climate change, we urgently need to reverse rising greenhouse gas (GHG) levels and help communities and economies to adapt. This will require entities with some of the highest emissions levels to reimagine themselves, planning and implementing transition pathways in a world that has renewed priorities for GHG management and climate resilience.

The transition programme aims to shift the whole economy to align with a 1.5 degree, net zero future:

The transition programme is intended to shift the whole economy to align with a 1.5 degree, net zero future, providing technical investment criteria for transition finance instruments, policy support and market analysis to enable and drive ambitious change. 

Climate Bonds Transition Programme was launched in 2020 with support from the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and aims to develop science-based, Paris-Aligned investment eligibility criteria, identify the necessary policy levers to scale up credible finance flows and establish market credibility for transition finance.

The sector focus includes hard-to-abate sectors from energy, heavy industry, transport, and agriculture. Initially focused on the EU, the programme has since expanded to China, India, Japan and Brazil.
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