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  • Cities should have more access to carbon finance – OECD

    04 October 2012

    Cities and central governments should work more closely together to raise finance via the carbon markets, according to the OECD.

  • Flurry of UK climate policies a barrier to investors – experts

    06 September 2012

    The UK needs to simplify and streamline its climate and environmental policies in order to attract more green investment, members of the parliament (MPs), the industry and analysts have said.

  • Nikko mulling US green bond fund

    08 August 2012

    Nikko Asset Management is considering launching a US version of its World Bank green bonds funds, according to the company's European chief investment officer.

  • Second French region issues green bond

    07 August 2012

    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur has followed Île de France in issuing a sustainable bond, raising €119.5 million ($148.2 million) for renewable energy and social housing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.