• Chinese exchanges consult on ISSB-style disclosure expectations

    13 February 2024

    Listed companies in China are to be required to explain results of climate-related scenario analysis under disclosure 'guidelines' published by Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

  • Chinese climate engagement initiative launches

    17 July 2023

    An institutional investor initiative to encourage decarbonisation by Chinese corporates has been launched which it is claimed is the first of its kind in China, the world's second largest economy and its most polluting country.

  • China green bond principles 'important' but imperfect

    22 August 2022

    Publication of the China GBPs has potential wide-ranging implications for the green bond market, but they remain a work in progress. Ahren Lester reports

  • 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's ETS: launch hope high as officials step up support

    16 October 2020

    Following their recently upgraded climate pledge, senior Chinese officials have given renewed backing to a national emissions trading system (ETS), reigniting hopes it will soon be built and be more ambitious, writes Ahren Lester

  • 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

  • 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.

  • China could issue $60bn of green bonds in 2017, says SynTao Green Finance

    25 January 2017

    China could issue as much as $60 billion of green bonds in 2017, including its first sovereign bonds, as the country looks to step up its climate leadership.