Korea Climate Bond Market Overview and Opportunities

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March 2018
Climate Bonds Initiative

Korea’s bond market size, financial system stability and strong industrial economy, issuance from key state-backed institutions, strong climate commitments and a large local investment market offer Korea the opportunity to become a leader in green finance and climate solutions in Asia. In order for the market to reach its full potential, actions can be taken by government and regulators as well as investors.

Korea Climate Bond Market Overview and Opportunities, released by The Climate Bonds Initiative, explores Korea’s green bond market and prospects for development. It contains recommendations for governments, regulators and investors to kickstart a large and active climate bond market in Korea and spotlights lessons learned from countries around the world, including on regulation in China and India, guidelines and standards in Brazil, Japan and ASEAN, and incentives in Malaysia and Singapore

Republic of Korea