The report provides analysis and recommendations to support the growth of the sustainable finance market in the region. The previous update on this market was published in September 2021, and at the end of June that year Climate Bonds had recorded GSS+ debt volume of USD48.6bn originating from the region. By the end of 2022, the LAC GSS+ market had reached USD154.1bn.Read More
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China’s labelled green bond issuance reached a new annual high in 2022 following a vigorous rebound the year before. As the country’s climate commitment became further integrated into its overall policy and economic system, labelled bonds gained prominence as a channel to support green activities and projects, even during an economic slowdown.Read More
The report identifies green and sustainable investment opportunities in the country and brings the latest market figures on the shape and size of the Peruvian GSS+ debt market. This report also provides an overview of supporting policy developments and milestones over the last decade. It discloses tangible green opportunities for Peru’s critical economic sectors.Read More
Greater attention is now being paid to the so-called hard-to-abate sectors such as steel. The 2020s offers a perfect opportunity for the steel industry to transition in Europe. 74% of EU steel blast furnace capacity needs reinvestment by 2030, and blast furnaces have a life span of decades. Coming investment cycles will lock plants into a specific production process. Policymakers must guide industry and investors onto a climate-aligned pathway for steel.Read More
The 2021 Hong Kong GSS+ market expanded into new types of thematic debt, and across the board. This included a quadruple increase in green debt instruments, debut issuance of sustainability bonds, and burgeoning growth in transition finance products.
Climate Bonds identified volumes of USD14bn in GSS+ labelled debt originating from Hong Kong issuers in 2021.
Total labelled issuance in the domestic and international markets more than doubled (2.4 times) to USD109.5bn (RMB706.3bn) from a year earlier, representing the most substantial annual increment by both absolute value and by percentage over the prior five years. Labelled green bonds accounted for around 1% of China’s overall bond market in 2021, indicating vast potential for further growth.Read More
The sustainable debt market in the 6 largest ASEAN economies continued to grow rapidly in 2021 with record issuance of green, social, and sustainability (GSS) debt totaling USD24bn compared to USD13.6bn in 2020. This growth reflects the regions’ enthusiasm to allocate capital for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic along with facilitating long-term, low carbon, and climate-resilient economic growth.Read More
Thailand is well-positioned to mobilize capital from the green bond markets to support green infrastructure investment. Within ASEAN, Thailand has a mature bond market. The Thai bond market has grown rapidly in the aftermath of the 1997 economic downturn and is the second largest among ASEAN bond markets (next to Malaysia), with an annual average growth of 10%.Read More