Tag: sovereign green bonds

USD 236 billion of green bonds added in H1: Climate Bonds Initiative

During H1, green bonds amounting to USD236 billion were added to the Climate Bonds GBDB as Q2 issuance (USD133 billion) picked up slightly compared to Q1 (USD103 billion). May was the busiest month (USD50 million) helped by several large deals from Austria, which priced its first sovereign green bond, a 2049 maturity (EUR4 billon/USD4.2 billion), TenneT (a four tranche deal worth EUR3.85 billion/ USD4.1 billion), and EIB (EUR4 billion/USD4.3 billion).

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Green bonds market in India

Today, there are several investors that have dedicated funds to invest in green bonds, and the Indian government in­ten­ds to heighten the participation of inter­na­tional investors in the domestic bond market. It is expected that the government’s green bonds will set a precedent and are likely to open up the local market further. The issuance will be part of the government’s overall market borrowing of Rs 14.95 trillion in 2022-23, tho­ugh the issue size for the green bonds has not been specified yet.

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