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Climate Bonds Initiative Data Launch on UNFCCC Climate Platform


A unique wealth of data from the Climate Bonds Initiative reflecting the growth and depth of international green bond markets since 2007 will now be available on the Non Actor State for Climate Action (NAZCA) platform hosted by the UNFCCC.

The comprehensive data set highlights every non-state actor green bond issuance, normalised into $USD, since the market commenced in 2007. Issuers include companies, cities, municipalities and banks. For the first time, a long term overview will be available into the types of assets and projects financed through each green bond, from renewable energy to resilient infrastructure and sustainable water, in one location, open to investor and public view on the platform.

‘The launch of wide-ranging Climate Bonds Initiative data onto the UNFCCC climate platform is a far-reaching step for investors, bond issuers, and policy makers. It adds further momentum to global efforts to help unlock the necessary capital investment needed to fund the low carbon transition towards the international goal of limiting warming to a maximum of 2 degrees,’ Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative said.

‘Long term institutional investors, global asset owners, managers and bond issuers looking at future investment opportunities that green bonds can provide will be able to track market progress, where bond proceeds are flowing and the latest initiatives via regular updates to the UNFCCC platform from the Climate Bonds Initiative.’

‘Users will now have additional insight and perspective into green bond developments and their growing role within the suite of sustainable investment options. Transparency around market trends via this global platform signals another stage in building a robust investment pipeline for green bonds.’

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