The green bond market has been growing rapidly since 2015 and the milestone of $1trillion in green finance by end 2020 is increasingly seen as a target for global finance to deliver. Against this backdrop, issuers, investors and policy makers want improved guidance on what assets or projects should be financed with green finance, and what should not.
The Climate Bonds Taxonomy identifies the assets and projects needed to deliver a low carbon economy and gives screening criteria consistent with limiting warming to 2-degrees; i.e. in-line with the Paris Agreement.
The 2018 version of the Taxonomy has been developed based on the latest climate science including research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). It has also benefited from the input of hundreds of technical experts from around the world who work with us to identify assets and projects that are aligned with a 2-degree trajectory via sector specific Technical and Industry Working Groups.
The Taxonomy can be used by any entity looking to identify which assets, projects or activities are compatible with a 2-degree trajectory. It is a particularly useful tool for investors interested in green bonds and issuers (or potential issuers) in the market.
The green bond database methodology is the screening process used to populate Climate Bonds’ Green Bond Database.
These webinars will help you get up to speed on the Methodology (released in September 2018). The discussion will cover the classification criteria and screening process to identify which green debt instruments are eligible for inclusion in the Green Bond Database. The updated Methodology aligns with the new version of the Climate Bonds Taxonomy.
WEBINAR: The Climate Bonds Taxonomy & Green Bond Database Methodology
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