Germany issued €6.6bn of green bonds in 2018

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

Green bonds surpass $100bn milestone in first half of 2019

Climate Bonds expects the impact of the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance will help open the 2020s path toward the first trillion in annual green finance investment

French utility ENGIE launches €1.5bn green bonds

It takes the total amount issued by the French utility to €8.75bn

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Ørsted to fund new wind infrastructure with green bonds

The wind energy developer says the finance round will help fund projects including the Hornsea Two project

New MoU inked for green agriculture in China

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

Big Six supplier SSE issues €650m green bond

It will be invested in renewable energy projects aross the UK

Swedish green bonds slash 515,000 tonnes of emissions

This is roughly the equivalent of approximately 350,000 cars

London tops global green finance rankings

The new Global Green Finance Index found financial centres in Western Europe outperformed those in other regions

UK backs Peru’s first green bonds market

A guide that will lay out the basic principles that must be met in order to issue green bonds to finance projects to tackle climate change will be launched

Italian insurance giant to divest €2bn from coal

An Italian insurance giant has announced plans to divest €2 billion (£1.6bn) from coal. Generali aims to increase its exposure to green businesses instead, with plans to invest €3.5 billion (£2.9bn) mainly through green bonds and infrastructures. Group CEO Philippe Donnet said: “Protecting the environment and adopting effective actions to tackle climate change are central […]