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2017: The year for sovereign green bonds?

Green bonds allow sovereign issuers to tap into new pools of capital and meet their international environmental obligations. However, there have been only two sovereign green bond issuances to date. It's been almost 10...more

Brazilian Green Bonds: Fibria Celulose S.A.

It is now widely acknowledged that there is an enormous need for 'green' infrastructure, be it urban transport, renewable power or water services. The Better Growth, Better Climate 2016 report by the New Climate Economy...more

Green Bonds – An Introduction

Since their introduction in 2007, Green Bonds issuances have exponentially increased in volume and have become part of the lexicon of environmental finance. Simply defined, Green Bonds raise funds for new and existing...more

Sovereign Green Bonds: Poland sets a precedent

Demand in the Green Bond market has historically been driven largely by environmentally and socially responsible investors. As the market becomes more mainstream, the investor base has expanded to include pension funds,...more

Green Bonds & Islamic Finance

Green Finance - Green Bonds are a specific sub-set of bonds used for clean energy projects, the vast majority of which are in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Green Bond deals can include other types...more

What is the Future of Emissions Trading?

The impact of increasing greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions resulting from human activities has driven innovation in market-based solutions, technology development and international law. Approaching the twentieth anniversary of...more

Recent Developments in Green Bonds

Brief Overview of Green Bonds - Green Bonds raise funds for new and existing projects with environmental benefits. They are similar to mainstream bonds with the difference residing essentially in a defined use of...more

Will the EU ETS Aviation Emissions Directive be Grounded?

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) emerged on 4 October 2013 from its much-anticipated 38th General Assembly meetings in Montreal with what looks like a consensus on the use of market based mechanisms (MBM)...more

EP III: an open pit for finance? The impact of the Equator Principles on the industry’s environmental and social performance

The Equator Principles (EP) is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk. EP applies globally to all industry sectors and covers...more

Insight: Asset Finance - March 2013: High Hopes for Regulating International Aviation Emissions

“Application of the [EU] emissions trading scheme to aviation infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue nor the Open Skies Agreement”. This was the judgment of the European Court of...more

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