• China urged to close state-owned enterprise green bond loophole

    01 December 2022

    The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has urged China to close a "problematic" use-of-proceeds loophole for state-owned enterprises issuing green bonds in order to end the fragmentation of the Chinese market.

  • China Green Bond Principles will 'ensure place in global market'

    08 August 2022

    China has published its own green bond principles (GBP) broadly based on the standard administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)...

  • China green bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market

    03 July 2020

    Despite the strong growth in the Chinese green bond market in recent years, analysis by the Climate Policy Initiative's Donovan Escalante and June Choi shows there is still plenty policymakers and investors can do to boost how effective the market becomes

  • Chinese green bond standard update a 'great signal' to market

    11 June 2020

    After years of misalignment with global green bond standards, the new proposals from Chinese watchdogs should clear the way for greater green bond issuance. Ahren Lester reports

  • Chinese regulators to exclude 'clean' fossil fuels from green bond standard

    29 May 2020

    Chinese regulators propose to exclude controversial 'clean' fossil fuel projects from their list of eligible green bonds.

  • China green guidelines promote verification services for first time

    12 March 2019

    The publication of China’s first nationally unified guidelines on green finance could herald the rise of a new breed of green services, according to a Hong Kong-based consultancy.

  • China’s NDRC includes ‘clean coal’ in new green guidelines

    08 March 2019

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China has indicated that it deems ‘clean coal’ projects as eligible to receive funding under new guidelines on green finance.

  • Bearing the standard for green bond growth

    24 August 2018

    As the green bond market has grown, a plethora of national and regional standards has sprung up. What do they bring to the market and are they necessary, ask Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps

  • China launches world's largest emissions trading scheme

    19 December 2017

    China has announced the long-awaited launch of its national emissions trading scheme (ETS), which will immediately become the largest of its type in the world, according to analysts.

  • China to launch pilot RECs market

    07 February 2017

    China will launch a pilot national renewable energy certificates (RECs) scheme on 1 July 2017, according to the country's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), in a bid to reduce its subsidies to the sector.