Covid-19 slams the brakes on green bond issuance

Issuance of green, social and sustainability (GSS) bonds slowed dramatically in the first three months of 2020, as the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy became clear.

UNEP FI publishes 'groundbreaking' impact measurement tools

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has launched a pair of tools to help the private sector better measure and manage the impact of its financing and business activities, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

EU carbon market update: 31March 2020

The EU Allowance market seems to be taking its lead from the equity markets, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Further price falls are more likely than a short-term recovery, but the downside is likely to be relatively modest, says Tom Lord *.

WCI Carbon Market Update, 30 March 2020

California Carbon Allowances staged a sharp recovery last week after dramatic, COVID-19 related losses in the previous week, but the May auction may see unsold allowances, warns Nicolas Girod*.