New global record as green bonds issuance tops $200bn

Energy is said to dominate overall use of proceeds at 33%, followed by low carbon buildings at 29% and low carbon transport at 20%

Germany issued €6.6bn of green bonds in 2018

Renewable energy topped the use of proceeds, followed by low carbon buildings and greener transport

Hong Kong signs green bond pledge

It has committed to incorporate low carbon, resilient and sustainable solutions into the planning and deployment of infrastructure projects

New MoU inked for green agriculture in China

Potential projects and the available financing options and support mechanisms will be explored

New Global Green Bond Partnership launched

It will provide technical assistance and support the development of innovative funds to mobilise investor capital

SIX Swiss Exchange joins Climate Bonds Initiative

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative. The programme supports the growing green and climate bonds market with the aim of mobilising the $100 trillion (£72tn) bond market for climate change solutions. The exchange will work with Climate Bonds to support increased investment towards a low carbon and climate […]

US issues record $11bn in green municipal bonds

Green municipal bond issuance in the US reached a record $11 billion (£7.7bn) last year. That’s an increase from $7.11 billion (£5bn) in 2016, according to latest figures from the Climate Bonds Initiative. It states New York took the lead from California, with the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issuing $2.17 billion (£1.5bn) – the […]

Global green finance reaches record $100bn

Green bond issuance has passed the significant $100 billion (£75.8bn) benchmark this year, setting a global record. China leads the issuance, followed by France, the US, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico, Spain, India and Canada. This year, France became the second country to issue a sovereign green bond while Fiji was the first emerging economy to […]

Water climate bond standard consultation opens

A consultation for the world’s first standard for low carbon and climate-resilient water bonds has launched. The Water Climate Bond Standard will undergo a 60-day period of international public consultation, seeking investor, industry and stakeholder comments. It aims to focus on vulnerability assessment, climate mitigation and adaptation planning. Climate Bonds Initiative’s (CBI) standard is expected to allow […]