• Climate Bonds Initiative sets up energy efficiency working group

    30 July 2012

    The Climate Bonds Initiative has set up a working group to develop criteria for the certification of energy efficiency-related bonds, and is expecting its solar working group to issue a standard within the next few months.

  • Environmental Bond Issue of the Year

    18 July 2012
  • Climate bond market slowed by cheaper bank financing

    25 May 2012

    The climate bond market is ready to explode as investors are eager to participate in these transactions, but renewable energy sponsors have preferred to seek financing in the cheaper bank markets, according to a Citigroup official.

  • Climate bond market broader, deeper than assumed – HSBC

    24 May 2012

    The climate-themed bond market is "broader and deeper" than is commonly believed, according to a report from HSBC, which identifies at least $174 billion in issuance – much higher than earlier estimates.

  • IFC launches first green bond aimed at US investors

    30 April 2012

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has issued a $500 million green bond – the first that the multilateral has targeted at US investors.

  • EIB issues $148m climate bond

    24 April 2012

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a SEK (Swedish krona) 1 billion ($148 million) 'green' bond, in participation with two new underwriters.

  • Sun to come out for renewable project bonds?

    29 March 2012

    The $850 million Topaz solar bond is being hailed as a bellwether for the renewable energy bond market. But can others follow where MidAmerican Energy has trodden? Mark Nicholls reports

  • The big push for green bonds

    21 February 2012

    The creation of an environmental bond market has been frustratingly slow – but interest is building. Mark Nicholls reports

  • Green Deal Finance Co eyeing billions in green bonds

    17 February 2012

    The company set up to facilitate a major UK energy efficiency programme has drawn up plans for a multi-billion pound green bond programme.

  • Eyes turn to adaptation finance

    05 February 2012

    Did the Durban climate talks begin to lay the foundations for adaptation finance mechanisms, asks Dirk Forrister