Upscaling green bond markets: the need for harmonised green bond standards

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December 2017
Authors: 
Kathrin Berensmann
Source: 
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

If a 2°C-compatible pathway is to be achieved, an enormous investment gap exists and this will need to be financed both with public and private funds. Green bonds have the potential to assume a crucial role in mobilising financial funds for the low-carbon transition.

The Briefing Paper Upscaling green bond markets: the need for harmonised green bond standards looks at the potential of green bonds and discusses the need to standardise green bonds as well as the possibility of establishing a coherent international framework for green bond standards.

Sectors: 
Finance

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