The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Climate Bonds Conference & 4th Green Bond Pioneer Awards

Registration is now open for the biggest green bond event of 2019, focused on green investments, green markets and financing green infrastructure. Join 1,000 participants from over 60 nations setting the direction of climate finance for the next decade, network with peers at the Green Bond Pioneer Awards, help us reach green trillions in the 2020s.
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A Deeper Blue for Green Bonds: Water Investment Criteria for Nature-based Solutions

Join this webinar to hear about the newly launched water criteria focused on nature-based solutions for green bonds. The criteria have been undergoing staged development by the Climate Bonds Initiative, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA-supported by the Stockholm International Water Institute), Ceres, CDP, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and international experts. The criteria are for potential green bond issuers and investors. They help define and evaluate low carbon and climate resilient water infrastructure projects encompassing two broad components: 1) climate mitigation and 2) climate adaptation/resilience.
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Water Criteria on Nature-based and Hybrid Water Infrastructure: Consultation and Webinars

On behalf of the Water Consortium, the Climate Bonds Initiative has released Water Criteria Phase 2: Nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure for public consultation.

The Water Criteria are a key component of the science-based Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme - a screening tool for investors, development banks and governments, which allows them to easily prioritize climate and green bonds with confidence that the funds are being used to deliver climate change solutions. A 60-day public consultation period for the Phase 2 Criteria opens on 16 October.

Two webinars about the new Water Criteria have been announced: 25 October and 20 November. Details are below.
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Green Bonds Update from China & India: The very latest reports from Climate Bonds in these growing markets

Climate Bonds representatives have just returned from attending the Green Finance Committee Annual Conference in Beijing and rounds of high level meetings in Mumbai and Delhi. In each centre, climate finance, green bonds and infrastructure investment were high on the agenda at conferences, roundtables and green finance meetings.

This webinar is your chance to hear first-hand from Climate Bonds on the latest market trends, policy developments and green bond directions in China & India. This will be followed by an extended Q&A session.

A special update will be given in preparation for the inaugural Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition (GIIC) India Forum scheduled for 30th June at the London Stock Exchange. Read More...