More Cities Are Issuing Green Bonds To Finance Climate Friendly Expansion

More Cities Are Issuing Green Bonds To Finance Climate Friendly Expansion

Green bonds are becoming a more and more attractive way of financing low carbon projects with the supply doubling in value this year. Now cities are getting in on the act and issuing their own green bonds, led by Johannesburg and Gothenberg. A landmark was reached yesterday when the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group which provides support to developing economies, issued a 500 million renminbi-denominated green bond (approximately $80.29 million). It is the first green bond issued by a multilateral institution in the offshore Chinese markets and marks a further step in the internationalisation of China's currency. According to the Financial Times , the appetite for green bonds is growing rapidly because an increasing number of fund managers are mandated to invest in climate-friendly projects. Standard and Poor say that overall, the co...

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